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Tune ID#2433 (Hills of Coore)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Hills of Coore about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording TWR (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Hills of Coore, The / Junior Crehan's / Harvey Street Hornpipe (2nd in set Two Flings by Junior Crehan on Hmmrs) (also described as a fling) (compare The Listowel Hornpipe #1133) (composed by Martin "Junior" Crehan)
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Discography cd

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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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~198510#1
[TWR] Mick Moloney, Jimmy Keane, Robbie O'Connell with Liz Carroll. There Were Roses. Mick Moloney (vocals, banjo, mandolin, guitar), Jimmy Keane (piano accordion, vocals), Robbie O'Connell (vocals, guitar).
~20007#2
[MulcFam1] The Mulcahy Family. The Mulcahy Family. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, concertina), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (accordion, concertina, harp).
200111#1
[KHys 1] Kitty Hayes. A Touch of Clare. Kitty Hayes (concertina).
~20011#1
[KCrhn] Kevin Crehan. An Bhábóg sa Bhádóg. Music from West Clare. Kevin Crehan (fiddle).
200914#2
[Hmmrs] The Hammers. From Distant Shores. Paul Hammer (mandolin, banjo), Susan Hammer (whistle, concertina). For this tune: (whistle), (concertina), (banjo).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Stack of Rye
MulcFam1, Hmmrs
Played beforeOn Albums
Birds
TWR
Little Stack of Oats
KHys 1
Humours of Tullycrine
KCrhn

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1985