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Tune ID#3082 (Girls of Banbridge)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Girls of Banbridge about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording LinL (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Girls of Banbridge, The / The Girls of Bainbridge / The Galbally Jig (1st in set Jigs on LinL; 5th in set Light Jigs on TrsCl)
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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).
~19816#1
[ApW] Brian Conway and Tony DeMarco. The Apple in Winter. Irish Music in New York. Brian Conway (fiddle), Tony DeMarco (fiddle).
~19812.3#1
[LinL] Charlie Lennon and Mick O'Connor. Lucky in Love. Charlie Lennon (fiddle), Mick O'Connor (flute). For this tune: Charlie (fiddle), with Ben (fiddle).
~199616#5

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Rosewood
TrsCl
Played beforeOn Albums
Goat in the Green
ApW
Larry the Beer Drinker
LinL
A Trip to the Cottage
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 tune #812 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #83 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 27 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #54 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish 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): 1903