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Tune ID#446 (Wild Irishman)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Wild Irishman about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BtB (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Wild Irishman, The / The Daisy Field / Daisy Field / The Daisy Fields / Páirc na Nóiníní / The Irish Girl / An Cailín Gaelach / David's Delight / Danny O'Donnell's Reel (also doubled) (compare The Broken Bridge #233)
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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
193515#1
[BtB] Paddy Killoran, James Morrison. From Ballymote to Brooklyn. Paddy Killoran (fiddle), James Morrison (fiddle). For this tune: James Morrison (fiddle).
~19584#1
[TDMI] Traditional Dance Music of Ireland. Tom Turkington (fiddle).
19601.10#2
196515#2
[TMC] Joe Burke, Andy McGann, and Felix Dolan. A Tribute to Michael Coleman. Joe Burke (accordion), Andy McGann (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano). For this tune: Andy McGann (fiddle).
~19777#1
[DODnl] Danny O'Donnell. Ón tSean-Am Anall. Danny O'Donnell (fiddle).
~19821#2
[KB Pt] Kevin Burke and Mícheál Ó Domhnaill. Portland. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar, harmonium).
~19821.2#2
~19897#1
[DBDL] Ben Lennon, Séamus Quinn, Gabriel McArdle, Ciarán Curran. Dog Big and Dog Little. Ben Lennon (fiddle), Séamus Quinn (fiddle, accordion, piano), Gabriel McArdle (concertina, song), Ciarán Curran (cittern).
~19891.5#1
[JK 1] James Kelly. "Capel Street". James Kelly (fiddle).
~19971#2
[GL1] The Dance Music of Ireland. Jigs and Reels. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
~199910#4
[BCB 2] The Bridge Céilí Band. Sparks on Flags. Tom Ahearne (fiddle), Robert Gleeson (fiddle), Karen Gavigan (fiddle), Carthage Daly (fiddle), Catherine McHugh (fiddle), James Kinsella (accordion), Fionnuala Gleeson (flute), Eugene Nolan (flute), Pat O'Meara (piano, synthesizer), Liam McCormack (drums, bodhrán).
200511#2
[BLch 2] Brendan P. Lynch. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music from the Heart of Fingal. Brendan P. Lynch (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Maudabawn Chapel
KB Pt, GL20, GL1
Colonel Fraser
TMC
Miss McLeod
SRyan C
O'Rourke's
BCB 2
Red-Haired Lass
BLch 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Abbey Reel
KB Pt, GL20, GL1
Blue Breeches
WW 1
Musical Priest
BtB
Jenny's Chickens
DODnl
First Month of Summer
DBDL
Mountain Road
JK 1

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 #1270 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #538 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #151 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As tune #171 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1. [available]
On page 109 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
On page 109 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #64 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [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