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Tune ID#4343 (Bush in Bloom)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Bush in Bloom about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MM 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel24ABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Bush in Bloom, The / An Sceach faoi Bhláth / Bush in Bloom / Boil the Kettle Early (also both parts doubled or both parts singled)
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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).
~19812#1
[MM 2] Matt Molloy. Heathery Breeze. Matt Molloy (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
20015#2
[KlmFcy] Catherine McEvoy and John McEvoy. The Kilmore Fancy. Catherine McEvoy (flute), John McEvoy (fiddle).
20027#1
[AJK] Alan and John Kelly. Fourmilehouse. Alan Kelly (piano accordion), John Kelly (flute, whistle). For this tune: John Kelly (flute).
~20022.1#1
[WFO 2] Wooden Flute Obsession 2. John Kelly (flute).
~200413#2
[OHrth] Mary Mac Namara, Andrew Mac Namara. Open Hearth. Mary Mac Namara (concertina), Andrew Mac Namara (accordion).
~20096#2
[MulcFam3] Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy. Reelin' in Tradition. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, melodeon), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (concertina, fiddle, harp, piano). For this tune: Louise (flute).
20153#3
[LKPD] Liam Kelly and Philip Duffy. Sets in Stone. Liam Kelly (flute), Philip Duffy (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Collier's Reel
KlmFcy
Over the Moor to Maggie
OHrth
Crosses of Annagh
MulcFam3
Four-Leafed Shamrock
LKPD
Played beforeOn Albums
Old Road to Garry
AJK, WFO 2
Big Pat's Reel
MM 2

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 #1242 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #515 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #144 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #42 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
On page 103 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