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Tune ID#3126 (By the Old Fairy Fort)

Transcription of first 2 bars of By the Old Fairy Fort about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording COC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
By the Old Fairy Fort / Down by the Old Fairy Fort / Cois an tSeanleasa / Her Lovely Hair Was Curling Down / Her Golden Hair Was Curling Down / Her Golden Hair Hung Down in Ringlets / Bhí a Folt go hÓrga ag Casadh Síos (also in A, also described as a fling)
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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).
~19955#1
[JDa 2] Jackie Daly. Domhnach Is Dálach. Many's a Wild Night. Jackie Daly (accordion).
~199612#1
[JBrosnan] John Brosnan. The Cook in the Kitchen. John Brosnan (accordion).
~20001#2
[COC] Connie O'Connell. Ceol Cill na Martra (Music from Cill Na Martra). Connie O'Connell (fiddle). For this tune: with Áine (fiddle).
~20026#1
[PS 8] Patrick Street. Street Life. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Ged Foley (guitar, vocals), Andy Irvine (bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica, vocals).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Forgotten Fling
COC
Played beforeOn Albums
Lad O'Beirne's
JDa 2
Derry Hornpipe
JBrosnan
Whistler and His Dog
PS 8

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 #214 in [CRE 5] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 5.

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 only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1963