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Tune ID#2684 (Border Collie)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Border Collie about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording KOS (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABB Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Border Collie / The Border Collie / Rodney Miller's (composed by Randy Miller)
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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).
~1981A.3#3
[SA] James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien, Daithi Sproule. Spring in the Air. James Kelly (fiddle), Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Daithi Sproule (guitar, vocals).
~198117#3
[KOS] James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien, Daithi Sproule. Traditional Music of Ireland. James Kelly (fiddle), Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Daithi Sproule (vocals, guitar).
~20106#2
[GMrphy] GrĂ¡inne Murphy. Short Stories. GrĂ¡inne Murphy (fiddle). For this tune: with John Redmond (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Molly from Longford
SA, KOS
Rooftop Reel
GMrphy
Played beforeOn Albums
Patsy Hanley's
GMrphy

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 #127 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. [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): 1981