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Tune ID#2719 (Tom Moyland's Frolic)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Tom Moyland's Frolic about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording FTIM (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABD Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Tom Moyland's Frolic / Tom Moylan's Frolics / Tom Moyland's / Tommy Mayland's Reel / The Ballynacally Reel / Ríl Bhaile na Caillí / The Ballynacally / The Rascal on the Haystack / [mislabeled on SK 1 as:] The Dublin Reel (also with reversed parts; high part doubled on SK 1)
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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).
~19732.10#2
~19734#2
[4IC] Joe Burke, Finbarr Dwyer, Kevin Loughlin, John Whelan. Pure Irish Traditional Accordion. Session with Four Irish Champions. Joe Burke (accordion), Finbarr Dwyer (accordion), Kevin Loughlin (accordion), John Whelan (accordion). For this tune: Joe Burke (accordion).
~19758#2
[SK 1] Seán Keane. Gusty's Frolicks. Seán Keane (fiddle).
~199813#1
[LN 2] Laurence Nugent. Two for Two. Laurence Nugent (flute, whistle). For this tune: (C whistle).
~200215#2
[BCw 1] Brian Conway. First through the Gate. Brian Conway (fiddle).
~20051#2
[CTL 11] Cherish the Ladies. Woman of the House. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle, harmony vocals), Mary Coogan (guitar, mandolin, banjo, banjitar, octave mandolin), Heidi Talbot (vocals), Roisin Dillon (fiddle), Mirella Murray (accordion).
~200715#3
[RdOnly] Brian McNamara and Tim Collins. Reed Only. Brian McNamara (pipes), Tim Collins (concertina).
20149#2
[SSands] Seamus Sands. Across Bridges. Traditional Irish Fiddle Playing. Seamus Sands (fiddle).
20164#1
[TrklHwl] John Blake, Mairéad Hurley, Nathan Gourley. The Truckley Howl. John Blake (guitar, flute, piano), Mairéad Hurley (concertina), Nathan Gourley (fiddle, guitar).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Return to Camden Town
FTIM, 4IC
New-Mown Meadows
SK 1
Spike Island Lassies
BCw 1
Jolly Seven
CTL 11
Our House at Home
RdOnly
Green Cup of Tea
SSands
Played beforeOn Albums
Dublin Reel
SK 1
John Naughton's
LN 2
Bonkers in Yonkers
CTL 11
Rosebuds in Summer
SSands
Papa's Pet
TrklHwl

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 reel #204 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.

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): 1973