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Tune ID#3577 (Bean a' Tí ar Lár)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Bean a' Tí ar Lár about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording TP 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Bean a' Tí ar Lár / Bean a Tí ar Lár / Bean a'Ti ar Lar / Bean an Ti Ar Lar / Bean An It Ar Lar / The Mistress on the Floor / The Woman Laid Out on a Board (3rd in set The B Set on LzKnls 2; 3rd in set Alternate Routes on LTC 1; mislabeled as The Old Oak Tree / An Seanchrann Darach in CRE 2) (also in A)
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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).
~19766#2
[TP 2] Tommy Peoples and Paul Brady. The High Part of the Road. Tommy Peoples (fiddle), Paul Brady (guitar).
~19761.7#2
[DD 2] De Danann. Selected Jigs Reels and Songs. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute, whistle), Charlie Piggot (banjo, melodeon, mandolin, whistle, bouzouki), Johnny Moynihan (vocals, bouzouki, mandolin, whistle, harmonica), Alec Finn (bouzouki), Johnny 'Ringo' McDonagh (bodhrán, bones).
200019#2
[DMeehan] Danny Meehan. Navvy on the Shore. Danny Meehan (fiddle).
~20001#2
[A AS] Altan. Another Sky. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Ciaran Tourish (fiddle, whistle, vocals), Dermot Byrne (accordion), Ciaran Curran (bouzouki), Mark Kelly (guitar, vocals), Dáithi Sproule (guitar, vocals).
20085#2
[NtDay] Brett Lipshutz and Randy Lee Gosa. Night and Day. Brett Lipshutz (flute, whistle, bombarde), Randy Lee Gosa (guitar).
~20103#3
[LzKnls 2] Liz Knowles. Making Time. Liz Knowles (fiddle, strings). For this tune: with Kieran O'Hare (B pipe).
20112#3
[LTC 1] Long Time Courting. Alternate Routes. Ariel Friedman (cello, vocals), Liz Simmon (guitar, vocals), Shannon Heaton (flute, whistle, vocals), Sarah Blair (fiddle, vocals).

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Nine Points of Roguery
TP 2
Log Cabin
DD 2
Sean Dún na nGall
DMeehan
Beidh Aonach Amárach
A AS
Humours of Toomagh
NtDay
Brother Gildas'
LzKnls 2
Alternate Routes
LTC 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 #199 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
As tune #39 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As reel #10 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As reel #21 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [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): 1965