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Tune ID#392 (Coolin)

Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Mode ?
AirG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Coolin, The / An Chúilfhionn / An Chuilfhionn / An Chúileann / An Coulin / The Coulin / The Coolin March / Though the Last Glimpse of Erin / The Last Glimpse of Erin / In this Calm Sheltered Villa / Oh! Hush the Soft Sigh / The Lady of the Desert (1st in set Coolin Medley on Ch C) (also in D; as march on JD 5 and CplySt) (compare distantly Old Coolun #6895)
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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).
~19471.3#1
[JDrn] Johnny Doran. The Bunch of Keys. Johnny Doran (pipes).
~19475#1
[ICTM] Ireland. Irlande. Johnny Doran (pipes).
~195910#1
[LR 2] Leo Rowsome. The King of the Pipers. Leo Rowsome (pipes).
~19691.19#1
~196918#1
[KR] Kevin Rowsome. The Rowsome Tradition. Kevin Rowsome (pipes). For this tune: Liam (fiddle).
~19711#1
~19743#1
[JD 5] John Doherty. The Floating Bow. John Doherty (fiddle).
~197413#1
[ItS] In the Smoke. Noel Pepper (harmonica).
~19801.4#1
[EMlny] Eddie Moloney. Eddie Moloney. Master Musician. Eddie Moloney (flute, fiddle, whistle, vocal). For this tune: (whistle).
~19836#1
[JB 3] Joe Burke with Máire Ní Chathasaigh. The Tailor's Choice. Joe Burke (flute, whistle, accordion). For this tune: (flute).
~19843#1
[MCrtch] Matt Cranitch. Éistigh Seal. Matt Cranitch (fiddle).
19883#1
[Ch C] The Chieftains. A Chieftains Celebration. Derek Bell (harp, tiompán, harpsichord), Seán Keane (fiddle), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán, vocals), Matt Molloy (flute), Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle).
199222#1
[JRyan] Joe Ryan. An Buachaill Dreoite. Joe Ryan (fiddle).
~200011#1
[EOR] Eoin Ó Riabhaigh. Tiomnacht. Handed On. Eoin Ó Riabhaigh (pipes).
~200715#1
[PHGH 2] Peter Horan and Gerry Harrington. The Merry Love to Play. Peter Horan (flute), Gerry Harrington (fiddle). For this tune: Peter (flute).
~200713#1
[TAM] Joe Burke, Brian Conway and Felix Dolan. A Tribute to Andy McGann. Joe Burke (accordion), Brian Conway (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano). For this tune: Brian (fiddle).
~20088#1
[SMTOD] Stéphanie Makem and Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn. Ceol is Píob. Stéphanie Makem (vocals), Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn (pipes).
201515#2
[CplySt] Nathan Gourley and Joey Abarta. Copley Street. Nathan Gourley (fiddle), Joey Abarta (pipes).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
O'Donnell Abu
CplySt
Played beforeOn Albums
Flogging Reel
JD 5
Dogs among the Bushes
EMlny
An Sean Chúilfhionn
Ch C
Fisherman's Island
TAM

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 #89 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #43 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
On page 21 of [L] Alan's private loose music.

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