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Tune ID#4909 (Mountain Dew)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Mountain Dew about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording CLnn 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Mountain Dew / The Mountain Dew / Drúcht an tSléibhe / Drúcht Cnoic (in C Major on viola on CLnn 2; in D on JOCBM) (composed by Charlie Lennon)
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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.

Click play below to hear the first 12 seconds.
Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~19989#1
[JOCBM] Johnny Óg Connolly and Brian McGrath. Dreaming up the Tunes. Johnny Óg Connolly (accordion), Brian McGrath (banjo).
~200012#2
[CLnn 1] Charlie Lennon. Time for a Tune. Charlie Lennon (fiddle, piano, drum).
~20072.14#2
[CLnn 2] Charlie Lennon. Turning the Tune. Charlie Lennon (fiddle, viola, piano, harpsichord, bass, keyboards). For this tune: (viola).
~20101#2
[GMrphy] Gráinne Murphy. Short Stories. Gráinne Murphy (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Heather Breeze
CLnn 1
Sailing through Loughrea
CLnn 2
Tree Gap
GMrphy
Played beforeOn Albums
Sailing through Loughrea
JOCBM
Finbarr Dwyer'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): 1998