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Tune ID#431 (Mower)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Mower 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 ?
HornpipeD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Mower, The / An Spealadoir / The Man that Cuts the Hay with the Scythe / Cuckoo's Nest / Coo Coo's Nest / Conor O'Riordan's Vision (also reversed parts) (compare same tune but in E Minor as #1256 and as song An Spealadóir #428 )
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Discography cd

I have determined by careful listening that there are zero recordings of this tune anywhere on the indexed recordings, regardless of tune title.

Bibliography

Here are all transcriptions of this tune considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #175 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
On page 81 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
On page 26 of [MR] Barbara Wygol (tunes), Jenny Loui (text). The Piper's Chair. A Collection of Tunes and Folklore from Micho Russell.

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