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Tune ID#3816 (Farewell to Ballinahulla)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Farewell to Ballinahulla about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MotS 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Farewell to Ballinahulla / Slan le Baile na hOlla / Julia McMahon / Julia McMahon's (2nd in set Paddy Cronin's on CODnl 1)
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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).
~1991B.1#1
[MotS 1] Monks of the Screw. Bráithre an Óil. Timmy O Connor (accordion), Paudy Scully (flute), John Drew (mandocello), Tim Browne (bouzouki). For this tune: Paudy (flute).
~199910#2
[CODnl 1] Colm O'Donnell. Farewell to Evening Dances. Colm O'Donnell (flute, whistle, vocals). For this tune: (flute), with Seamus O'Donnell (flute).
~20001#1
[DH 3] Dan Herlihy and John Drew. The Ballydesmond Polka. Traditional Irish Music from Sliabh Luachra Played By Dan Herlihy and John Drew. Dan Herlihy (accordion), John Drew (mandocello).
20107#3
[MCrJD 1] Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly. The Living Stream. Matt Cranitch (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion).
20157#1
[LKPD] Liam Kelly and Philip Duffy. Sets in Stone. Liam Kelly (flute), Philip Duffy (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Boys of Coomanore
CODnl 1
Guiry's Favorite
MCrJD 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Billy McCormick
CODnl 1, LKPD
Hare in the Corn
MotS 1
Kilkenny Jig
DH 3

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 #805 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #76 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 26 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [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