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Tune ID#2696 (Farewell to Lisheen)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Farewell to Lisheen about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MulcFam1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Farewell to Lisheen / Port an Bhand / Port a Bhand / Sean Coughlan's Jig / Morris Scanlon's / [Maurice Scanlon's] (also reversed parts, also in G, also as march) (compare 2nd part with 1st part of The Humors of Limerick / The Humours of Limerick included here from book R) (composed by Maurice Scanlon)
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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).
~20002#1
[MulcFam1] The Mulcahy Family. The Mulcahy Family. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, concertina), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (accordion, concertina, harp).
~20012.20#2
[WFO 2] Wooden Flute Obsession 2. Caoimhín Ó Sé (Eb flute).
20027#1
[BBg 3] Brendan Begley. It Could Be a Good Night Yet! Oíche go Maidean. Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich/Brendan Begley (accordion, vocals). For this tune: (C#/D accordion).
~20111#1
[JCtBRn] John Carty and Brian Rooney. At Complete Ease. John Carty (fiddle, tenor guitar), Brian Rooney (fiddle).
20148#2
[LLses 5] The London Lasses and Chris O'Malley. The One I Loved the Best. Karen Ryan (fiddle, mandola, banjo, whistle), Elaine Conwell (fiddle), Elma McElligott (flute, whistle, saxophone, backing vocal), Brogan McAuliffe (concertina), Brona McVittie (vocal, harp), Chris O'Malley (piano, guitar). For this tune: Maureen Linane Hankins (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Bold Thady Quill
WFO 2
Tom McElvogue's Jig No. 1
LLses 5
Played beforeOn Albums
Whelan's Old Sow
MulcFam1
Sean Coughlan's #2
BBg 3
Gallant Boys of Tipperary
JCtBRn
Mick Cooney's Fancy
LLses 5

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 #113 in volume 3 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [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): 1927