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Tune ID#2495 (Tinker's Daughter)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Tinker's Daughter about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SRn 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Tinker's Daughter, The / Iníon an Tincéara / Broderick's / Vincent Broderick's / Ríl uí Bhruadair / The Green Mountain / McDermott's Reel / Joe Monahan's Reel (1st in set Tinker's Daughter on MHyDLd 1) (composed by Vincent Broderick)
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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).
~19895#1
[SRn 1] Seán Ryan. Siúil Uait / Take the Air. Seán Ryan (whistle).
~19901#2
[JWh 2] John Whelan. From the Heart. Traditional Irish Music. John Whelan (accordion). For this tune: with Danny Noveck (banjo).
19967#2
[TCB 3] The Tulla Ceili Band. A Celebration of 50 Years. P. J. Hayes (fiddle), Martin Hayes (fiddle), Francis Donnellan (fiddle), Mark Donnellan (fiddle), J. J. Conway (flute), Jennifer Lenihan (flute), Sean Donnelly (accordion), Michael McKee (accordion), Jim Corry (piano), Michael Flanigan (drums).
~199713#2
[SHernon] Seán Hernon. An Nóra Bheag. Seán Hernon (Eb whistle, banjo).
199812#2
[JWh 6] John Whelan. Come to Dance. John Whelan (accordion).
199812#1
[PS 7] Patrick Street. Live from Patrick Street. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Andy Irvine (vocals, bouzouki, mandolin, hurdy-gurdy, harmonica), Ged Foley (guitar, fiddle).
20005#2
[ACB 1] The Abbey Céilí Band. Bruach an tSuláin. Ger Murphy (accordion), Andrew O'Connell (fiddle), Liam Forde (banjo), Micheál Creedon (bass, keyboards).
200311#1
[MHyDLd 1] Michael Hynes and Denis Liddy. Waifs and Strays. Michael Hynes (flute), Denis Liddy (fiddle).
~20051#1
[CDrny 4] Chris Droney. Down from Bell Harbour. Chris Droney (concertina).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Bob's Garden of Earthly Delights
JWh 2, JWh 6
Lad O'Beirne's
TCB 3
Old Torn Petticoat I Bought in Mullingar
SHernon
Lord Ramsey's Reel
ACB 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Galway Rambler
SRn 1
Plough and the Stars
PS 7
Craig's Pipes
ACB 1
Anderson's Reel
MHyDLd 1
Coal Miner's Reel
CDrny 4

Bibliography

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 #58 in [SIMB] Tony Sullivan. Sully's Irish Music Book. [available]
As reel #73 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 6 of [VB1] Vincent Broderick. Traditional Irish Flute Solos. The Turoe Stone Collection. Volume 1. [available]
As reel #85 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As reel #344 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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): 1979