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Tune ID#3269 (Moneymusk)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Moneymusk about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording PJConlon (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?BarsMode ?
Highland16A Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Moneymusk / Money Musk / Monymusk / The Monnymusk / An Monnymusk / Mollymusk / Dúlamán na Binne Búidhe / The Highland (2nd in set Medley of Highland Schottisches on PJConlon; 1st in set Two Donegal Highlands on DOEI; 2nd in set The Low Highland on A BI) (also in A Major, G Major, or D Major) (compare as reel #1336, compare Fermanagh Highland #2110, and compare slide Katie Scollard's #3107)
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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).
19211.12#2
[PJConlon] Peter J. Conlon. The Genius of Peter Conlon. 78 RPM Recordings from 1917-1929. Peter J. Conlon (melodeon).
~19901.2#2
[HamHam] Hammy Hamilton. The Moneymusk. Hammy Hamilton (flute).
19922#2
~199318#2
[TDrty] Tom Doherty. Take the Bull by the Horns. Tom Doherty (accordion).
199516#3
[FMD 1] The Fiddle Music of Donegal. Volume One. Proinnsias Ó Maonaigh (fiddle).
19958#1
[FMD 1] The Fiddle Music of Donegal. Volume One. Jimmy Campbell (fiddle).
20002.13#3
[LaL] Lámh ar Lámh. Many Hands. Hugh Grogan (accordion).
20019#2
[A BI] Altan. Blue Idol. Not identified in liner notes. [Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Ciaran Tourish (fiddle, whistle), Dermot Byrne (accordion), Ciaran Curran (bouzouki), Mark Kelly (guitar), Dáithi Sproule (guitar)].
~20045#1
[OMcD 1] Oisín Mac Diarmada. Ar an bhFidil. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, whistle).
20164#2
[NaMny] Na Mooneys. Na Mooneys. Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (fiddle), Anna Ní Mhaonaigh (whistle, vocals), Gearóid Ó Maonaigh (guitar), Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Miss Drummond of Perth
DOEI, TDrty
Gurren's Castle
PJConlon
If There Weren't Any Women in the World
HamHam
Banríon na Bealtaine
FMD 1
Her Golden Hair Hanging Down Her Back
LaL
Low Highland
A BI
All the Way to Galway
NaMny
Played beforeOn Albums
Donegal Lassies
A BI
John-Joe Gannon'sOMcD 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 #10 in [Sc] Scottish Fiddle Tunes. [available]
As tune #288 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [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