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Tune ID#3141 (Old One)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Old One about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JDa 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?BarsMode ?
Polka32A Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Old One, The / An Seancheann / The Cuban / Bill the Weaver's (also in D)
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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).
~1991B.8#1
[MotS 1] Monks of the Screw. Bráithre an Óil. Timmy O Connor (accordion), Paudy Scully (flute), John Drew (mandocello), Tim Browne (bouzouki). For this tune: 1st time Tim (bouzouki).
~199512#2
[JDa 2] Jackie Daly. Domhnach Is Dálach. Many's a Wild Night. Jackie Daly (accordion).
19984#2
[CBnds] The County Bounds. Jackie Daly (accordion tuned in G), Máire O'Keeffe (fiddle).
201410#1
[ANCPOC] Aoife Ní Chaoimh, Paudie O'Connor. Didn't She Dance and Dance. Sliabh Luachra Music on Fiddle and Accordion. Aoife Ní Chaoimh (fiddle), Paudie O'Connor (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Rose Anne's
JDa 2, CBnds
Played beforeOn Albums
Rambling Sailor
JDa 2, CBnds
Jack Sweeney's
MotS 1

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 #7 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [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): 1970