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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 (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

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): 1995