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Tune ID#2600 (Return to Burton Road)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Return to Burton Road about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording RDwyr 3 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig48AABBCCD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Return to Burton Road / The Return to Burton Road / Ar Ais go Bóthar Burton / Filleadh ar Bhóthar Burton / Paddy Reynold's Dream / Richard Dwyer's Jig / Ritchie Dwyer's Jig / Derrick Hickey's / Paddy Fahey's Jig (often structured CCAABB; misattributed to Paddy Fahy in book JKg 3) (composed by Richie Dwyer aka Richard Dwyer aka Ritchie Dwyer)
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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).
~19717#2
[AW] Paddy Reynolds, Charlie Mulvihill, James Keane, with Felix Dolan. Atlantic Wave. Paddy Reynolds (fiddle), Charlie Mulvihill (accordion), James Keane (accordion). For this tune: Paddy Reynolds (fiddle).
~198013#2
[MMlny 2] Mick Moloney. Strings Attached. Mick Moloney (banjo, mandolin, guitar). For this tune: (banjo).
~198110#2
[ApW] Brian Conway and Tony DeMarco. The Apple in Winter. Irish Music in New York. Brian Conway (fiddle), Tony DeMarco (fiddle).
~200311#2
[KitRec] Seán O'Driscoll and Larry Egan. The Kitchen Recordings. Seán O'Driscoll (banjo, bouzouki), Larry Egan (accordion).
~20042.8#1
[RDwyr 3] Richie Dwyer. In a Creative Mood. 90 Original Traditional Compositions. Richie Dwyer (accordion, fiddle). For this tune: (accordion).
~200714#1
[RdOnly] Brian McNamara and Tim Collins. Reed Only. Brian McNamara (pipes), Tim Collins (concertina).
20096#1
[JDr 6] Joe Derrane. Grove Lane. Joe Derrane (accordion).
~200916#1
[LmKlly] Liam Kelly. Sweetwood. Liam Kelly (flute, whistle). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~201015#2
[CGJS 1] Colm Gannon, Jesse Smith and John Blake. The Ewe with the Crooked Horn. Colm Gannon (accordion, melodeon), Jesse Smith (fiddle), John Blake (flute, guitar, piano).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Jackson's Morning Brush
MMlny 2
Tell Her I Am
ApW
House in the Glen
AW
Nightingale
KitRec
Kesh
CGJS 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Little Fair Cannavans
KitRec
Do You Want Any More?
RdOnly
Sliabh Russell
JDr 6
Wallop the Spot
LmKlly

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 jig #54 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [available]
On page 39 of [RDw] Richie Dwyer. In a Creative Mood.

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): 1971