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Tune ID#2907 (Arthur Darley's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Arthur Darley's about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JD 3 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Mode ?
Double jigD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Arthur Darley's / The Swedish Jig / The Bruckless Shore / Bruckless Shore (1st in set The Blue Horse on NNC 2) (composed by Arthur Darley)
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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).
19743#1
[JD 3] John Doherty. The Celebrated Recordings. John Doherty (fiddle, vocals).
~19802#1
[MMlny 2] Mick Moloney. Strings Attached. Mick Moloney (banjo, mandolin, guitar). For this tune: (mandolin).
~199314#3
[JKn 3] James Keane. That's the Spirit. James Keane (accordion).
~19972#3
[GL1] The Dance Music of Ireland. Jigs and Reels. Gerald Trimble (cittern), Johnny Cunningham (fiddle).
20043#2
[CFF 4] Celtic Fiddle Festival. Play on. . .. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Christian Lemaître (fiddle), André Brunet (fiddle), Ged Foley (guitar, fiddle).
~20104#1
[NNC 2] Niamh Ní Charra. Súgach Sámh / Happy Out. Niamh Ní Charra (fiddle, concertina, vocals, viola). For this tune: (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Mooncoin
JKn 3
Scatter the Mud
GL1
Stan Chapman's
CFF 4
Played beforeOn Albums
Over the Hills to Runbush
MMlny 2
Sail-Maker's Wife
NNC 2

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 jig #68 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As jig #123 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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): 1974