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Tune ID#4452 (Martin Kirwan's March)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Martin Kirwan's March about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Ovld (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
March32AABBA Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Martin Kirwan's March / Martin Kirwan's (composed by Lucy Farr, presumably)
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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).
~20049#1
[Ovld] Randal Bays and Dáithí Sproule. Overland. Randal Bays (fiddle, guitar), Dáithí Sproule (guitar, vocals).
~201420#1
[RBysFam] Randal Bays and Family. A Rake of Tunes. Randal Bays (fiddle), Susan Waters (fiddle), Willie Bays (flute), Owen Bays (concertina). For this tune: Randal (fiddle), Susan (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
March of the Mín á Toitean Bull
Ovld
Behind the Ditch in Páirc Anna
RBysFam

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 2004