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Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#2946 (Coming of Spring)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Coming of Spring about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording DMa (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig48AABBCCE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Coming of Spring, The / Paddy O'Brien's / Port Paddy O'Brien (composed by Paddy O'Brien the elder, of Tipperary)
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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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[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
[DMa] Declan Masterson. Deireadh an Fhómhair. End of the Harvest. Declan Masterson (pipes, whistle).
[KR] Kevin Rowsome. The Rowsome Tradition. Kevin Rowsome (pipes). For this tune: (D pipes), with Lorraine (fiddle).
[LYK 2] The Kane Sisters. Under the Diamond. Liz Kane (fiddle), Yvonne Kane (fiddle).
[LLses 3] The London Lasses and Pete Quinn. Enchanted Lady. Elaine Conwell (fiddle), Karen Ryan (fiddle, whistle, mandola, banjo), Maureen Linane (accordion), Dee Havlin (flute, whistle), Kathleen O'Sullivan (vocals).
[BODFam] Bríd O'Donohue and Family. Cliabhán an Dúchais. Bríd O'Donohue (flute, whistle), Seán O'Brien (flute), Eibhlís O'Brien (pipes), Deirdre O'Brien (harp), Liam O'Brien (concertina), Sinéad O'Brien (fiddle). For this tune: Liam (concertina), Bríd O'Donohue (flute).
[ACrby 2] Angelina Carberry. Pluckin' Mad. Angelina Carberry (banjo, tenor guitar). For this tune: with Shaunagh Carberry (fiddle), Roisin Carberry (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Trip to Bantry
Ahern's Egg
Jackson's Rum Punch
ACrby 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Tumble the Tinker
Headwood Crossing
LLses 3
Banks of Newfoundland


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): 1990