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Tune ID#468 (Dark Lochnagar)

Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Mode ?
AirD Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Dark Lochnagar / Dark Lochna Gar / Loch na gCaor
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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).
197119#1
~19903#1
[SK 2] Seán Keane. Jig It in Style. Seán Keane (fiddle).
19929#1
[JRyan] Joe Ryan. An Buachaill Dreoite. Joe Ryan (fiddle).
19931.23#2
[MR 10] Micho Russell. Rarities and Old Favorites 1949-1993. Micho Russell (whistle, flute, vocals). For this tune: (whistle).
~19939#1
[MR 6] Micho Russell. The Limestone Rock. Micho Russell (whistle). For this tune: (Bb whistle).
~19962#1
[JOBM 1] Jimmy O'Brien-Moran. Seán Reid's Favourite. Jimmy O'Brien-Moran (pipes).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Road to Lisdoonvarna
MR 10
Played beforeOn Albums
Patsy Campbell's Reel
MR 10, MR 6

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): 1971