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Tune ID#2681 (Miss Johnstone's Mazurka)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Miss Johnstone's Mazurka about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Drv 4 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Mazurka16ABG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Miss Johnstone's Mazurka / Miss Johnstone's (1st in set Jim Coleman's, also spelled Jim Colemans or Jim Coleman's Set on Drv 3 and Drv 4) (also as a hop jig) (compare as reel Youghal Quay #5556)
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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).
~19963#1
[Drv 3] Dervish. At the End of the Day. Cathy Jordan (vocals, bodhrán, bones), Shane Mc Aleer (fiddle), Liam Kelly (flute, whistle, vocals), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Michael Holmes (bouzouki), Brian McDonagh (mandola, bassola, mandolin, guitar).
19972.16#1
[Drv 4] Dervish. Live in Palma. Cathy Jordan (vocals), Liam Kelly (flute), Shane McAleer (fiddle), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Brian McDonagh (mandola, guitar), Micheal Holmes (bouzouki).
20153#1
[CplySt] Nathan Gourley and Joey Abarta. Copley Street. Nathan Gourley (fiddle), Joey Abarta (pipes). For this tune: (B pipes), (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Youghal Quay
Drv 3
Jim Coleman's
Drv 4
Michael Gorman's
CplySt

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): 1996