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Tune ID#4536 (Tie the Bonnet)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Tie the Bonnet about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Lu 5 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Tie the Bonnet (with high part as intro on GdMxr) (compare 1st part with 1st part of Tie the Bonnet #1909)
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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).
~19895#3
[GdMxr] Noel O Grady, Henry Benagh, John Carty, Marcus Hernon. The Good Mixer.
~19992#1
[BRny 1] Brian Rooney. The Godfather. Brian Rooney (fiddle).
200311#3
[Lu 5] Lúnasa. The Kinnitty Sessions. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhran), Donogh Hennessy (guitar), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass), Sean Smyth (fiddle, whistle), Cillian Vallely (pipes, whistle).
~200312#1
[MMlvy] Mick Mulvey. Within a Mile o' Jamestown. Mick Mulvey (flute). For this tune: (D flute).
~200315#1 (9:38)
[MMlvy] Mick Mulvey. Within a Mile o' Jamestown. Mick Mulvey (flute). For this tune: (D flute).
~20049#3
[TCllns 1] Tim Collins. Dancing on Silver. Tim Collins (concertina).
~201013#2
[GMrphy] Gráinne Murphy. Short Stories. Gráinne Murphy (fiddle). For this tune: with Isaac Alderson (flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Tommy Peoples'
GdMxr
Hull's Reel
Lu 5
Barr na Cúille
TCllns 1
Sailing In
GMrphy
Played beforeOn Albums
Shoemaker's Daughter
MMlvy, MMlvy
Lord Wellington's Reel
BRny 1
Kit O'Connor's
GMrphy

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): 1989