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Tune ID#3494 (Arragh Mountains)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Arragh Mountains about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BnkShn (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slip jig16ABA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Arragh Mountains, The / The Arra Mountains (1st in set Slippery Slope on KC 3) (composed by Paddy O'Brien the elder, of Tipperary)
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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).
19731.4#1
[BnkShn] Paddy O'Brien, Séamus Connolly. The Banks of the Shannon. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Séamus Connolly (fiddle).
199810#3
[Chlr 1] Chulrua. Barefoot on the Altar. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Tim Britton (pipes, flute, whistle), Pat Egan (guitar, vocals).
~200711#2
[ATrgs 1] Athena Tergis. A Letter Home. Athena Tergis (fiddle).
~20128#1
[KC 3] Kevin Crawford. Carrying the Tune. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle). For this tune: (Eb flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Cock and the Hen
Chlr 1
Kitty Come Down to Limerick
ATrgs 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Father Burke's
BnkShn
Hunting the Hare
KC 3

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): 1973