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Tune ID#2874 (Darby's Farewell to London)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Darby's Farewell to London about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JsMcD (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Darby's Farewell to London / Darby's Farewell / Josie McDermott's (3rd in set The Landsdowne Lass on Dnta 2) (also in A) (composed by Josie McDermott)
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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).
197617#2
[JsMcD] Josie McDermott. Darby's Farewell. Josie McDermott (flute, whistle, vocals). For this tune: (C whistle).
~19942#3
[Dnta 2] Déanta. Ready for the Storm. Mary Dillon (vocals), Deidre Havlin (flute, whistle), Rosie Mulholland (keyboards, fiddle), Eoghan O'Brien (harp, guitar), Kate O'Brien (fiddle, viola), Clódagh Warnock (bouzouki, fiddle, bodhrán, chimes).
~20032#4
[MMlvy] Mick Mulvey. Within a Mile o' Jamestown. Mick Mulvey (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~20065#2
[JasCt] James Carty. Upon My Soul. James Carty (flute). For this tune: (F flute), with John Carty (banjo).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Father O'Grady's Visit to Bocca
JsMcD, MMlvy
Baltimore Salute
Dnta 2
Trip to Birmingham
JasCt

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 #66 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 50 of [L] Alan's private loose 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): 1976