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Tune ID#2773 (Sliabh na mBan)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Sliabh na mBan about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording FR (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Sliabh na mBan / Sliabh na mBan Hornpipe / Cornphíopa Shliabh na mBan / Slieve na mBan / Slievenamon
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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).
~197913#1
[FR] Joe Burke, Andy McGann, and Felix Dolan. The Funny Reel. Traditional Music of Ireland. Joe Burke (accordion), Andy McGann (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano).
199013#2
199211#1
[JRyan] Joe Ryan. An Buachaill Dreoite. Joe Ryan (fiddle).
~19967#1
[SWlsh 3] Seamus Walshe. Clare Accordion. Seamus Walshe (accordion).
199913#1
[GCJR] Gerard Commane and Joe Ryan with Eoin O'Neill. Two Gentlemen of Clare Music. Gerard Commane (concertina), Joe Ryan (fiddle). For this tune: Joe (fiddle).
~20032#1
[KitRec] Seán O'Driscoll and Larry Egan. The Kitchen Recordings. Seán O'Driscoll (banjo, bouzouki), Larry Egan (accordion).
~200510#1
[CDrny 4] Chris Droney. Down from Bell Harbour. Chris Droney (concertina).
~200912#1
[PoNY] Joanie Madden, Brian Conway, Billy McComiskey, Brendan Dolan. Pride of New York. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle), Brian Conway (fiddle), Billy McComiskey (accordion), Brendan Dolan (piano).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Sliabh na mBan
MLIIA
Played beforeOn Albums
Cuckoo's Nest
FR
Fisherman's Island
MLIIA
Wicklow Hornpipe
JRyan
Johnny Burke's
SWlsh 3
Quarrelsome Piper
GCJR
City of Savannah
KitRec
Home Ruler
CDrny 4
Liverpool Hornpipe
PoNY

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 #812 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #67 in volume 4 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 217 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [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): 1907