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Tune ID#3966 (Repeal of the Union)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Repeal of the Union about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording HB 3 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig48AABBCCD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Repeal of the Union / Repeal the Union / Aisghairm an Aontais / Aisghairm na hAontachta (also in D)
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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).
~199312#1
[JCnly 1] Johnny Connolly. An tOileán Aerach. Johnny Connolly (melodeon). For this tune: (D melodeon).
~199712#2
[SHernon] Seán Hernon. An Nóra Bheag. Seán Hernon (Eb whistle, banjo). For this tune: (banjo), with Johnny Connolly (melodeon).
~200610#1
[HB 3] Harry Bradley. The Night-Rambler's Companion. Harry Bradley (flute, whistle). For this tune: with Emmett Gill (pipes).
201212#3
[CtNGn] Caitlín Nic Gabhann. Caitlín. Caitlín Nic Gabhann (concertina, dance).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Sean Coughlan's #2
SHernon
Anthony Frawley's
CtNGn
Played beforeOn Albums
Cat's Meow
JCnly 1
Bean Pháidín
HB 3

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): 1993