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Tune ID#3080 (Long Note)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Long Note about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording InTndm (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel24ABCD Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Long Note, The / An Nóta Fada / Long Note (also doubled, also described as a single jig) (compare Jenny's Welcome to Charlie #929 and Jenny Picking Cockles #924)
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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).
~19722#1
[TMacMn 1] Tony MacMahon. Tony MacMahon. Tony MacMahon (accordion).
197316#3
[KB SD] Kevin Burke. Sweeney's Dream. Fiddle Tunes from County Sligo, Ireland. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
~19731.2#1
200114#1
~20056#2
[InTndm] Kevin Burke and Ged Foley. In Tandem. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Ged Foley (guitar, vocals).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Finnea Lassies
KB SD
Played beforeOn Albums
Tempest
TrsCl

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 #534 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [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): 1972