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Tune ID#4240 (Daly's Mill)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Daly's Mill about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SN 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Polka32AABBA Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Daly's Mill / Dalys Mill / Muileann Ui Dalaigh / Walsh's Polka (2nd in set Walsh's Polkas on PS 4; 2nd in set Walsh's Medley on JLavelle; 3rd in set Yannick's Gavotte on FullSt 1) (also in G; reversed parts on FullSt 1) (composed by John Walsh)
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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).
~1991B.4#1
[MotS 1] Monks of the Screw. Bráithre an Óil. Timmy O Connor (accordion), Paudy Scully (flute), John Drew (mandocello), Tim Browne (bouzouki).
~19931#2
[PS 4] Patrick Street. All in Good Time. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Andy Irvine (vocals, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica), Arty McGlynn (guitar), Bill Whelan (keyboards, vocals).
~199913#3
[SN 2] Sliabh Notes. Gleanntán. Dónal Murphy (accordion), Tommy O'Sullivan (guitar, vocals), Matt Cranitch (fiddle).
~200015#2
[JLavelle] John Lavelle. @Home Alone. John Lavelle (accordion).
201110#3
[FullSt 1] FullSet. Notes at Liberty. Seán McCarthy (pipes, whistle), Michael Harrison (fiddle), Janine Redmond (accordion), Teresa Hogan (vocals, flute), Eamonn Moloney (bodhrán), Andrew Meaney (guitar).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Jim Keefe's
PS 4, JLavelle
Derrygallen Bridge
SN 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Bill the Weaver's
PS 4, JLavelle
Mountvara Bridge
MotS 1

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 polka #60 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [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): 1991