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Tune ID#3938 (Devils of Dublin)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Devils of Dublin about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Devils of Dublin, The / The Devils o' Dublin / Devils of Dublin / The Devil's of Dublin / The Merry Blacksmith / Paddy on the Railroad (2nd in set The Boys of the Lough a.k.a. The Boys at the Lough on MC; 2nd in set Devils of Dublin on TOCAM) (compare Merry Blacksmith #1272)
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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).
19221.3#2
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
19671.1#3
~19761#2
[ST KCF] Séamus Tansey. King of the Concert Flute. Remastered. Séamus Tansey (flute).
~19996#2
[Lu 2] Lúnasa. Otherworld. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhrán), Seán Smyth (fiddle, whistle, viola), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass, cello), Donogh Hennessy (guitar).
~19994#2
~19997#1
[MtRd] The Mountain Road. A Compilation of Tunes Popular in South Sligo. James McDonagh (flute), with Seamus Quinn (piano).
~20002#2
[CLnn 1] Charlie Lennon. Time for a Tune. Charlie Lennon (fiddle, piano, drum).
~200212#2
[BRny 2] Brian Rooney. Leitrim to London. Brian Rooney (fiddle, accordion).
~20057#2
[TOCAM] Tony O'Connell and Andy Morrow. Tony O'Connell and Andy Morrow with Arty McGlynn. Tony O'Connell (concertina), Andy Morrow (fiddle).
~20062#2
[JasCt] James Carty. Upon My Soul. James Carty (flute). For this tune: (D flute).
~20091#3
[LmKlly] Liam Kelly. Sweetwood. Liam Kelly (flute, whistle).
~20101#2
[CYHCIt] Catherine McEvoy, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. Comb Your Hair and Curl It. Catherine McEvoy (flute), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle), Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Boys of the Lough
MC, SRyan C, ST KCF, MtRd, CLnn 1, JasCt, CYHCIt
Doctor Gilbert
Lu 2
Maids of Castlebar
BRny 2
Castle Kelly
TOCAM
Patsy Hanley's
LmKlly
Played beforeOn Albums
Black Pat's
Lu 2
Mountain Road
MtRd
Hare's Paw
TOCAM
Reel with the Birl
CYHCIt

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.
On page 61 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [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): 1922