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Tune ID#3899 (Silver Slipper)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Silver Slipper 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 ?BarsMode ?
Slip jig16D Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Silver Slipper, The / An Slipéar Airgid / The Golden Slipper (1st in The New Set on Boys 3; 1st in set The Silver Slipper on A LG) (also 2nd part doubled)
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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).
19748#1
[Boys 3] Boys of the Lough. Live at Passim. Dave Richardson (mandolin, banjo), Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McDonnell [sic for: Cathal McConnell] (flute, whistle), Robin Morton (bodhrán, concertina).
~197421#2
[JD 5] John Doherty. The Floating Bow. John Doherty (fiddle).
~197610#1
[TP 2] Tommy Peoples and Paul Brady. The High Part of the Road. Tommy Peoples (fiddle), Paul Brady (guitar).
~19776#2
~19816#1
[MM 2] Matt Molloy. Heathery Breeze. Matt Molloy (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~199110#2
[TKn] Tommy Keane. The Piper's Apron. Tommy Keane (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
~20044#4
[DLyn] Dana Lyn. Looking for the Early Opener. Dana Lyn (fiddle, viola, piano).
~200512#1
[A LG] Altan. Local Ground. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Ciaran Tourish (fiddle, whistle, vocals), Mark Kelly (guitar, bouzouki, vocals), Ciaran Curran (bouzouki, mandolin), Dermot Byrne (accordion), Dáithi Sproule (guitar, vocals).
20078#1
[Aths 1] Áthas. Áthas. Heather Lewin-Tiarks (fiddle, viola, cello), Amy Richter (bodhrán, djembe, whistle), Jeff Ksiazek (guitar, whistle, flute). For this tune: Heather (viola).
~20083#1
[SMTOD] Stéphanie Makem and Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn. Ceol is Píob. Stéphanie Makem (vocals), Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn (pipes).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Lancers Jig
JD 5
Stranger
ECst
Dusty Miller
TKn
Michael Gorman's
DLyn
Played beforeOn Albums
Streamstown Jig
Boys 3
Dinny Delaney's
TP 2
I Buried My Wife and Danced on Top of Her
MM 2
Willie's Fling
TKn
Lancers Jig
A LG
Dusty Miller
Aths 1
Glen Road to Carrick
SMTOD

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): 1974