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Tune ID#4022 (Lament for Terence MacDonough)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Lament for Terence MacDonough about these two bars
These two bars are quoted from the transcription in the book 1850 (details in the Bibliography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Mode ?
AirG Minor
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Lament for Terence MacDonough / Young Terence Mac Donough / Terence MacDonough (composed by Turlough O'Carolan)
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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).
199511#1
[JK 2] James Kelly and Zan McLeod. The Ring Sessions. James Kelly (fiddle), Zan McLeod (guitar, bouzouki).
~19988#1
[Cltri 3] Ceoltóirí. Women of Ireland. Karen Ashbrook (hammered dulcimer, flute, whistle), Connie McKenna (vocals, guitar), Sue Richards (harp).

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 #629 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
On page 227 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #210 in [Crln] The Complete Works of O'Carolan. [available]
On page 20 of [Crln] The Complete Works of O'Carolan. [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): 1903