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Tune ID#4268 (Moll Roe)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Moll Roe about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording FDys (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slip jig16ABG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Moll Roe / Moll Roe in the Morning / Moll Roe's / Moll Rua / Mall Rua / Máire Rua / Táim in Arrears / Though Late I Was Plump / One Bumper at Parting / The Munsterman's Flattery / The Market Stake / Ditherum Doodle / Come under My Dimity / I'll Take a Glass with a Friend / Late on a Saturday Night / The Night of the Fun / The Night Larry was Stretched (1st in set Lord McDonald's / The Wild Irishman on StWing 1; 1st in set Red Molly on SHtn 1; 2nd in set The Dolly Varden on NNC 3) (also in A or 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).
~197812#1
[StWing 1] Stockton's Wing. Stockton's Wing. Jigs, Reels & Songs. Maurice Lennon (fiddle), Tommy Hayes (bodhrán, jew's harp), Kieran Hanrahan (banjo, harmonica, bouzouki), Paul Roche (flute, whistle), Tony Callanan (vocals, guitar, bouzouki). For this tune: 1st time Kieran (harmonica).
~199213#2
[PMcG 1] Paul McGrattan. The Frost Is All Over. Paul McGrattan (flute, whistle). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~19982#3
[McNamFam] McNamara Family. Leitrim's Hidden Treasure. Michael McNamara (flute), Brian McNamara (pipes), Ray McNamara (pipes, whistle), Ciarán McNamara (flute), Enda McNamara (fiddle), Deirdre McNamara (concertina), Frank Kelly (piano), Mick Giblin (guitar), Barry Carroll (hammered dulcimer).
200112#1
[FDys] Davy Spillane and Kevin Glackin. Forgotten Days. Davy Spillane (pipes, whistle), Kevin Glackin (fiddle). For this tune: (pipes), (fiddle).
~20025#1
[RBPOL 2] Ronan Browne and Peter O'Loughlin. Touch Me If You Dare. Ronan Browne (pipes, flute), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle, flute). For this tune: (pipes), (fiddle).
20049#1
[RogRd] Jason O'Rourke and Ruadhraí O'Kane. Roguery Road. Jason O'Rourke (concertina), Ruadhraí O'Kane (fiddle). For this tune: Jason (concertina), Davy Maguire (fiddle).
~20093#3
[SBJM 2] Seamus Begley and Jim Murray. Éirí Go Lá. Seamus Begley (accordion, vocals), Jim Murray (guitar, electric bass, keyboards, backing vocals, accordion).
20108#1
[SHtn 1] Shannon Heaton. The Blue Dress. Shannon Heaton (flute).
20126#2
[NNC 3] Niamh Ní Charra. Cuz. A Tribute to Terry "Cuz" Teahan. Niamh Ní Charra (fiddle, concertina, vocals, viola). For this tune: (fiddle), with Cathall King (flute).
~20133#1
[ForGems] Peter Carberry and Pádraig McGovern. Forgotten Gems. Peter Carberry (accordion), Pádraig McGovern (B pipes, D pipes).

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
First Slip
PMcG 1
Leitrim Quickstep
McNamFam
Paddy O'Rafferty's Jig
SBJM 2
Gypsy Princess
NNC 3
Played beforeOn Albums
Hardiman the Fiddler
FDys, RBPOL 2
Lord McDonald's
StWing 1
James Byrne's
RogRd
The Girl with the Yellow Hair
SHtn 1
Lark in the Morning
ForGems

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 #1169 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #441 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #93 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
On page 87 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [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