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Tune ID#2727 (Buck from the Mountain)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Buck from the Mountain about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JMcK (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Buck from the Mountain, The / Boc an tSléibhe / The Bucks from the Mountain / McElligott's Fancy / Mc Elligott's Fancy / The Minstrel's Fancy / Minstrels' Fancy - Clog
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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).
19252.20#1
[JMcK] John McKenna. The Music and Life of John McKenna. 'The Buck from the Mountain'. John McKenna (flute, whistle, lilting, vocals). For this tune: (E flute).
19833#1
[FG 2] Frankie Gavin. Croch Suas É. Up and Away. Frankie Gavin (flute, fiddle, whistle, accordion). For this tune: (F flute).
~19896#1
[GdMxr] Noel O Grady, Henry Benagh, John Carty, Marcus Hernon. The Good Mixer.
~199712#1
[MMrch 1] Marcas Ó Murchú. Ó Bhéal go Béal. Marcas Ó Murchú (flute, whistle, vocals). For this tune: (D flute).
20015#1
[Dnu 3] Danú. All Things Considered. Tom Doorley (flute, whistle), Eamon Doorley (bouzouki, mandola), Brendan McCarthy (accordion, harmonica), Oisin MacAuley (fiddle, vocals, guitar), Jesse Smith (fiddle, viola), Noel Ryan (guitar), Donnchadh Gough (bodhrán, pipes), Ciarán Ó Gealbháin (vocals, piano accordion).
~20058#2
[ACrby 1] Angelina Carberry. An Traidisiún Beo. Angelina Carberry (banjo).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Paddy Fahy's
ACrby 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Greencastle Hornpipe
JMcK, FG 2, MMrch 1
Standing Abbey
GdMxr
Master's Return
Dnu 3

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 #1778 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
On page 216 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As hp #56 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [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): 1903