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Tune ID#3093 (Wellington's Advance)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Wellington's Advance about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording CA (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Wellington's Advance / Pilleadh Wellington (1st in set Hudí's on Fdl 2)
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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).
193818#1
[ITWWW] "If There Weren't Any Women in the World". Colmcille Ceilidhe Band: possibly Frank O'Higgins (fiddle), possibly Sean O'Sullivan (fiddle), unknown others.
~19834#2
[CA] Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Frankie Kennedy. Ceol Aduaidh. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Frankie Kennedy (flute).
19975#3
[OAces] O'Aces. Ón Oíche go Maidin. Martin Dowling (fiddle), Davy Maguire (flute), Jason O'Rourke (concertina), Kevin Dorris (bouzouki), Paul McSherry (guitar).
~20072#1
[Chlr 3] Chulrua. The Singing Kettle. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Patrick Ourceau (fiddle), Pat Egan (guitar, vocals).
~20091#1
[Fdl 2] Fidil. 3. Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (fiddle), Aidan O'Donnell (fiddle), Damien McGeehan (fiddle).
~201112#1
[FlgMem] Andrew Mac Namara, Orla Harrington, Jim Higgins. Flagstone Memories. Orla Harrington (fiddle), Andrew Mac Namara (accordion), Jim Higgins (piano, percussion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Con Cassidy's
CA
Sporting Pitchfork
OAces
Played beforeOn Albums
Willy Walsh's
ITWWW
Frost Is All Over
OAces
Gander in the Pratie Hole
Chlr 3
Huidai Gallagher's March
Fdl 2
Jack Coen's Jig
FlgMem

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 #813 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #84 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As jig #143 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As jig #35 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [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): 1903