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Tune ID#2833 (Mooney's Mazurka)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Mooney's Mazurka about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording CA (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Mazurka32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Mooney's Mazurka / Francie Mooney's (2nd in set Mazurkas Phroinsias Uí Mhaonaigh on CA; as Untitled Mazurka on CCssdy; 2nd in set Two Mazurkas on FS; 2nd in set Untitled Mazurkas on FMD 1) (also in A or D)
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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).
~19832#2
[CA] Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Frankie Kennedy. Ceol Aduaidh. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Frankie Kennedy (flute).
~198310#1
[CCssdy] Con Cassidy. Traditional Fiddle Music from Donegal. Con Cassidy (fiddle).
199113#2
[FS] Fiddle Sticks. Irish Traditional Music from Donegal. Proinsias O Maonaigh, Máiréad Ní Mhaonaigh.
19959#2
[FMD 1] The Fiddle Music of Donegal. Volume One. Jimmy Campbell (fiddle).
~19984#1
[MvC 2] Moving Cloud. Foxglove. Paul Brock (accordion), Maeve Donnelly (fiddle), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhrán), Carl Hession (piano). For this tune: Kevin Crawford (flute).
~199910#1
[HB 1] Harry Bradley. Bad Turns and Horse-Shoe Bends. Harry Bradley (flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
John Doherty's
CA, FS
Irish Mazurka
FMD 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Kinloch
MvC 2
I'm a Little Dutch Girl
HB 1

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1983