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Tune ID#3284 (Man in the Moon)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Man in the Moon about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording FT (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Man in the Moon, The / Jenny's Wedding / Tom Fleming's (compare 1st part with 1st part of Cornelius Curtin's Big Balloon #3898 and with 1st part of Tomaisín a' Rí #2553)
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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).
~19872#1
[FT] John Whelan, Eileen Ivers. Fresh Takes. John Whelan (accordion), Eileen Ivers (fiddle).
~198717#1
[BigSq] The Big Squeeze. Masters of the Celtic Accordion. John Whelan (accordion), Eileen Ivers (fiddle).
~19929#2
[CR 1] Craobh Rua. The More That's Said the Less the Better. Mark Donnelly (pipes, whistle), Michael Cassidy (fiddle), Brian Connolly (banjo, mandolin, bodhrán), Jim Byrne (guitar, mandola, vocals).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Cobbler
CR 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Ship in Full Sail
FT, BigSq
Munster Bacon
CR 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 #311 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [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): 1907