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Tune ID#4610 (Johnny's Gone to France)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Johnny's Gone to France about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording WFO 1 (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):
Johnny's Gone to France / Tá Seáinín bailithe leis chun na Fraince (2nd in set The Maids of Galway on SEgn 1 and WFO 1) (compare 1st part with 1st part of Cross at the Wood #417; compare 2nd part with 2nd part of Old Maids of Galway #1195)
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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).
~19861#2
[SEgn 1] Seamus Egan. Traditional Music of Ireland. Seamus Egan (flute, banjo, mandolin, whistle, pipes, tres). For this tune: (flute).
~19942.16#2
[WFO 1] Wooden Flute Obsession. Seamus Egan (flute).
~19977#2

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Joe Madden's
SEgn 1, WFO 1
Johnny Mhosai's Reel
CBt
Played beforeOn Albums
Dan Breen's
SEgn 1, WFO 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 #204 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As reel #93 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.

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): 1981