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Tune ID#3886 (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 MISD 6 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars4-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slide32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Man in the Moon, The / The Game Cock (for 3rd figure of Mealagh Valley Jig Set on MISD 6; 2nd of 3 tunes in set Padraig O'Keefe's / Denis Murphy's on SDI 3; 1st in set Donal de Barra's / The Brosna Slides on TBrwne) (compare with 1st 2 parts of reel #6012 Bog Carrot)
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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).
19931.5#2
[SDI 3] Set Dances of Ireland. Volume III. Denis (fiddle), Paudy (flute), Timmy (melodeon).
~19962.7#2
[MISD 6] Donncha Lynch Trio. The Magic of Irish Set Dancing. Vol. 6. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogán Lynch (concertina), Donncha Lynch Jr. (guitar).
~200210#3
[SN 3] Sliabh Notes. Along Blackwater's Banks. Matt Cranitch (fiddle), Dónal Murphy (accordion), Tommy O'Sullivan (guitar, vocals).
20038#1
[TBrwne] Tim Browne. Mutiny in the County. Tim Browne (fiddle, vocals, bouzouki). For this tune: Tim (fiddle), Timmy Connors (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Glountane Slide
SDI 3
Denis Enright's
MISD 6
Sergt. Cahill's Favorite
SN 3
Played beforeOn Albums
[untitled]
SDI 3, TBrwne

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 #245 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [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): 1927