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Tune ID#258 (Cabin Hunter)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Cabin Hunter about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SnugBl (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Cabin Hunter, The / An Biadánaí / Ríl an Bhiadánaí (compare Road to Cashel #259 and Mountain Lark #2223)
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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).
~19936#1
[SnugBl] Paddy O'Brien, Jamie Gans, Daithi Sproule. Snug in the Blanket. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Jamie Gans (fiddle), Daithi Sproule (guitar).
~201414#1
[LoMulc 1] Louise Mulcahy. Tuning the Road. Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes, whistle). For this tune: (Eb flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Paddy Murphy's Wife
SnugBl
Hare's Paw
LoMulc 1

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 #190 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1. [available]
As tune #143 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
On page 29 of [SK] Sean Keane. Fifty Fiddle Solos. [available]
On page 54 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [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): 1963