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Tune ID#4384 (Miller of Drone)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Miller of Drone about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording FBros (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Fling16ABD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Miller of Drone, The (also 1st part doubled, also in A, also as a doubled strathspey) (composed by Nathaniel Gow, possibly)
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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).
19298#1
[FBros] The Flanagan Brothers. The Tunes We Like to Play on Paddy's Day. Joe Flanagan (accordion), Louis Flanagan (guitar, banjo), Mike Flanagan (banjo, vocals, mandolin).
~20054#1
[ACrby 1] Angelina Carberry. An Traidisiún Beo. Angelina Carberry (banjo).
~20118#1
[MOhEn] Micheál Ó hEidhin [with] Steve Cooney and Charlie Lennon. Ceol Sidhe. Shee Music. Micheál Ó hEidhin (concertina), Steve Cooney (guitar), Charlie Lennon (fiddle). For this tune: with Charlie (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine
FBros
Pauline Conneely's
ACrby 1
Duchess of Atholl
MOhEn

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 #36 in [Sc] Scottish Fiddle 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): 1903