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Tune ID#475 (Dawning of the Day)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Dawning of the Day about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MJCgn (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Type ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Song32ABBAG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Dawning of the Day / The Dawning of the Day / Fáinne Geal an Lae / Fainne Geal An Lae (also as march, also in D or A) (see also song On Raglan Road #6743)
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Discography cd

Here are all recordings of this song – considering only the indexed recordings.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~197014#2
~200214#1
[MJCgn] Mary and Jim Coogan. Passing Time. Jim Coogan (accordion), Mary Coogan (banjo, mandolin, guitar). For this tune: Kathleen Ludlow (vocals).
~201211#1
[TnGmMss] Mick O'Brien, Emer Mayock, Aoife Ní Bhriain. Tunes from the Goodman Manuscripts. Mick O'Brien (pipes, flute, whistle), Emer Mayock (flute, whistle), Aoife Ní Bhriain (fiddle). For this tune: 1st time Mick (pipes).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Kelly the Boy from Killane
BICM
Played beforeOn Albums
Roddy McCorley
BICM
Cauliflower
TnGmMss

Bibliography

Here are transcriptions of this song – considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #38 in volume 3 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
On page 27 of [RW] Robin Williamson. The Penny Whistle Book. [available]
On page 19 of [T] Fintan Vallely. Timber. The Flute Tutor. 2nd Edition. [available]
On page 35 of [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): 1927