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Tune ID#470 (Four-Mile Stone)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Four-Mile Stone about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording CA (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Four-Mile Stone, The / The Four Mile Stone / Four Mile Stone / Cloch na Ceithre Mhíle / Arthur Darley's / Darley's Reel (1st in set Micho Russells Masons Apron on CBdts 2; 3rd in set Lark on the Strand on Drv 5) (composed by Arthur Darley)
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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).
~19835#2
[CA] Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Frankie Kennedy. Ceol Aduaidh. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Frankie Kennedy (flute). For this tune: 1st time Mairead (fiddle).
~19951#1
[JW 1] John Williams. John Williams. John Williams (accordion, concertina). For this tune: (accordion).
~19997#3
[Drv 5] Dervish. Midsummer's Night. Cathy Jordan (vocals, bodhrán, bones), Tom Morrow (fiddle, viola, vocals), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Liam Kelly (flute, whistle), Séamus O'Dowd (guitar, fiddle, harmonica, vocals), Michael Holmes (bouzouki), Brian McDonagh (mandola, mandolin, vocals). For this tune: (fiddle).
~199910#1 (0:21)
[CBdts 2] The Céilí Bandits. Hangin' at the Crossroads. Yvonne Casey (fiddle), Eoin O'Neill (bouzouki), Quentin Cooper (mandolin, didgeridoo). For this tune: Yvonne (fiddle).
~200914#1
[KClns 2] Kathleen Collins. My Book of Songs. Kathleen Collins (fiddle).
~20117#1
[PO 4] Paddy O'Brien. Mixing the Punch. Paddy O'Brien (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Méiltí Cheann Dubhrann
CA
Fraher's
Drv 5
Played beforeOn Albums
Jug of Punch
JW 1
Mason's Apron
CBdts 2
Mountain Top
Drv 5
Glen of Aherlow
PO 4

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 #189 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As reel #58 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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): 1927