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Tune ID#353 (Coleman's Cross)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Coleman's Cross about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MLIIA (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBE Minor
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Coleman's Cross / Paddy Clancy's / Kimmel's No. 2 (3rd in set The Wandering Minstrel Medley on MLIIA) (also as slide?)
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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).
196613#4
[BC 3] Bobby Casey. The Spirit of West Clare. Bobby Casey (fiddle, whistle).
19755#2
[BB 1] The Bothy Band. 1975. The First Album. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Matt Molloy (flute, whistle), Tommy Peoples (fiddle), Donal Lunny (bouzouki, vocals), Tríona Ni Dhomhnaill (harpsichord, bodhrán, vocals), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (guitar, vocals). For this tune: opens with Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
19763#2
[BB 6] The Bothy Band. Live in Concert. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Matt Molloy (flute), Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Peter Browne (pipes), Dónal Lunny (bouzouki), Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (vocals, clavinet), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar). For this tune: opens with Kevin Burke (fiddle).
199021#3
20122#2
[CtNGn] Caitlín Nic Gabhann. Caitlín. Caitlín Nic Gabhann (concertina, dance).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Patsy Geary's
BB 1, BB 6
Wandering Minstrel
BC 3
Fasten the Leg in Her
MLIIA
Mrs. Galvin's
CtNGn
Played beforeOn Albums
Báitheadh Bhruclais
CtNGn

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 #54 in volume 3 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #77 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [available]
As jig #20 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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): 1966