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Tune ID#4327 (Boring the Leather)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Boring the Leather about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording DLyn (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Boring the Leather / Eddie Moloney's (as Jig Gan Ainm on Dnu 4) (also in Mixolydian) (compare Hills of Larraga #839) (credited to Eddie Moloney only according only to DLyn who cites Liam Lewis for the claim. This claim is contradicted by the TnGmMss source.)
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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).
20033#2
[Dnu 4] Danú. The Road Less Travelled. Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh (vocals, flute, whistle), Benny McCarthy (accordion), Donnchadh Gough (bodhrán, pipes), Oisin McAuley (fiddle, vocals), Tom Doorley (flute, whistle, vocals), Eamon Doorley (bouzouki), Donal Clancy (guitar).
~20043#1
[DLyn] Dana Lyn. Looking for the Early Opener. Dana Lyn (fiddle, viola, piano).
~20126#2
[TnGmMss] Mick O'Brien, Emer Mayock, Aoife Ní Bhriain. Tunes from the Goodman Manuscripts. Mick O'Brien (pipes, flute, whistle), Emer Mayock (flute, whistle), Aoife Ní Bhriain (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Top It Off
Dnu 4
Siobháinín Seó
TnGmMss
Played beforeOn Albums
Kilkenny Jig
Dnu 4
Garrett Barry's
DLyn

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 #6 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
As jig #41 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [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): 1960