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Tune ID#237 (Peter Baillie)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Peter Baillie about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording CA (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Strathspey16ABE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Peter Baillie / Peter Bailie's / The Brown-Sailed Boat (1st in set John Doherty's Selection on JJK) (also in F#) (compare Miss Chalmer's Reel #4607)
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cd Discography

Here are all recordings of this tune considering only the indexed recordings. I have discovered by careful listening that these sources are in fact musically the same tune, regardless of the tune titles they use, key changes, retuning, etc.

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[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments). Go to album
[JJK] John and James Kelly with Michael Crehan and Michael Gavin. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. James Kelly (fiddle), John Kelly (fiddle).
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[CA] Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Frankie Kennedy. Ceol Aduaidh. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Frankie Kennedy (flute).
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[DByrn] Dermot Byrne. Dermot Byrne. Dermot Byrne (accordion, melodeon).
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Here are all transcriptions of this tune considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order. I have discovered by careful comparison that these are musical matches to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
On page 174 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [available]

If you are considering using the above transcriptions to help you learn this tune, I invite you to check these practical Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music. See also: So why do you bother indexing books and abc?

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1973