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Tune ID#2419 (Flowers of Redhill)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Flowers of Redhill about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JMcK (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Flowers of Redhill, The / The Flowers of Red Hill / The Flowers of Redhill / Flowers of Red Hill / Bláthanna an Chnoic Rua / Bláthanna an tSléibhe Rua / Flowers of Red Hills / The Flower of Redhill / The Flowers of the Red Mill / Flowers of Red Mill / Maids of Fair Hill / The Wild Irishman / Maids of Palestine / Anderson's / Paddy Taylor's Reel / Don't Be Foolish / The Hod Carrier / Jilly Neary's Favorite / Micho Russell's (1st in set The Limestone Rock on Sld 1) (also in G Dorian) (compare It's a Hard Road to Travel #4663 and more distantly Flowers of Red Hill #649; compare 1st part with 1st part of Maud Millar #1237; compare 2nd part with 2nd part of Take Your Choice #1309)
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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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[WW 1] The Wheels of the World. Early Irish-American Music. Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 1930s. Vol. 1. John McKenna (flute).
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[JMcK] John McKenna. The Music and Life of John McKenna. 'The Buck from the Mountain'. John McKenna (flute, whistle, lilting, vocals). For this tune: (flute).
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[ECahill] Eddie Cahill. Ah! Surely. Eddie Cahill (flute).
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[KOS] James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien, Daithi Sproule. Traditional Music of Ireland. James Kelly (fiddle), Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Daithi Sproule (vocals, guitar). For this tune: Paddy O'Brien.
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[RtH] Round the House. Music for the Sets - Vol. 1. Neillidh Mulligan (C# pipes), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle).
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[WmSullvn] William Sullivan. Traditional Irish Music. William Sullivan (accordion).
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[BlaMrl] P.J. agus Marcus Hernon. Béal a' Mhurlaigh. P.J. Hernon (accordion, melodeon), Marcus Hernon (flute). For this tune: (accordion), (flute).
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[WaMoDub] Paul McGrattan, Paul O'Shaughnessy. Within a Mile of Dublin. Paul McGrattan (flute), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle).
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[CmA 1] The Coleman Archive Vol. 1: The Living Tradition. Pake Dwyer (whistle).
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[KHe] Kevin Henry. One's Own Place - A Family Tradition. Kevin Henry (flute, whistle, pipes, vocals). For this tune: with Maggie Healy (flute).
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[MvC 2] Moving Cloud. Foxglove. Paul Brock (accordion), Maeve Donnelly (fiddle), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhrán), Carl Hession (piano). For this tune: Paul Brock (accordion), Kevin Crawford (flute).
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[Sld 1] Slide. The Flying Pig. Aogán Lynch (concertina, whistle), Daire Bracken (fiddle, guitar, vocals), Mick Broderick (bouzouki), Éamonn de Barra (flute, piano, keyboards, whistle, vocals). For this tune: (C whistle).
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[MtRd] The Mountain Road. A Compilation of Tunes Popular in South Sligo. Gregory Daly (flute), with Ted McGowan (bodhrán).
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[KlmFcy] Catherine McEvoy and John McEvoy. The Kilmore Fancy. Catherine McEvoy (flute), John McEvoy (fiddle).
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[JasCt] James Carty. Upon My Soul. James Carty (flute). For this tune: with John P. (flute), John Carty (flute).
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[PHGH 2] Peter Horan and Gerry Harrington. The Merry Love to Play. Peter Horan (flute), Gerry Harrington (fiddle). For this tune: Peter (flute).
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[HB 4] Harry Bradley. The First of May. Harry Bradley (flute). For this tune: (F flute).
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[SSands] Seamus Sands. Across Bridges. Traditional Irish Fiddle Playing. Seamus Sands (fiddle).
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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.
As tune #254 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.
As tune #36 in volume 3 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #9 in [P50] Brian and Eithne Vallely. Play 50 Reels. [available]
On page 29 of [T] Fintan Vallely. Timber. The Flute Tutor. 2nd Edition. [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): 1928