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Tune ID#524 (Dogs among the Bushes)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Dogs among the Bushes about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording PCt (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBG Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Dogs among the Bushes, The / Na Madraí sna Sceacha / Birds in the Bushes / The Piper's Lass (2nd in set Billy Capple's Favorites on PCln) (also singled, also in A or E or D, also in Major) (compare Scots tunes Athole Brose #2700 and Buckingham House)
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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).
19387#2
[IFM] Past Masters of Irish Fiddle Music. Frank O'Higgins (fiddle).
~19675#2
[WC 1] Willie Clancy. The Minstrel from Clare. Willie Clancy (pipes, whistle, vocals). For this tune: (whistle).
19735#1
[Plx 2] Planxty. The Well below the Valley. Unidentified on this reissue, but: Liam O'Flynn, Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, Christy Moore. For this tune: Liam (pipes).
~19732#1
[JB 2] Joe Burke with Charlie Lennon. Traditional Music of Ireland. Joe Burke (accordion), with Charlie Lennon (piano).
19744#2
[JD 3] John Doherty. The Celebrated Recordings. John Doherty (fiddle, vocals).
~19742#2
[BICM] Best of Irish Ceili Music. Disc 5 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Shaskeen but solo, therefore presumably Sean Conway (whistle).
~197512#1
[PCt] Paddy Carty. Traditional Irish Music. Paddy Carty (flute).
~19788#2
[Ch 8] The Chieftains. 8. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle, bones), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Derek Bell (harp, tiompán), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán).
~19801.4#2
[EMlny] Eddie Moloney. Eddie Moloney. Master Musician. Eddie Moloney (flute, fiddle, whistle, vocal). For this tune: (whistle).
~19935#3
[JMd 1] Joanie Madden. A Whistle on the Wind. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle). For this tune: (flute).
~199513#1
[Whr] Paddy Glackin and Robbie Hannan. The Whirlwind. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Robbie Hannan (pipes). For this tune: (B pipes), (fiddle).
~19966#3
[A B] Altan. Blackwater. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Ciaran Tourish (fiddle, whistle, vocals), Dermot Byrne (accordion), Ciaran Curran (bouzouki, guitar-bouzouki), Mark Kelly (guitar, vocals), Dáithi Sproule (guitar, vocals).
~199614#3
[ECotter] Eamonn Cotter. Traditional Irish Music from County Clare. Eamonn Cotter (flute).
~199611#2
[PCln] Pat Cloonan. Pat Cloonan's Thanksgiving. Patrick Cloonan (accordion). For this tune: with Martin Hayes (fiddle).
~19982.8#3
[JCrehan] Junior Crehan. The Last House in Ballymakea. Junior Crehan (fiddle, vocals, concertina). For this tune: Junior Crehan (fiddle).
199912#2
[GCJR] Gerard Commane and Joe Ryan with Eoin O'Neill. Two Gentlemen of Clare Music. Gerard Commane (concertina), Joe Ryan (fiddle). For this tune: Gerdie (concertina).
~19996#2
[NVall 1] Niall Vallely. Beyond Words. Niall Vallely (concertina, keyboard). For this tune: with Paul Meehan (banjo).
20002#2
[NR] Charlie Piggott and Gerry Harrington. The New Road. Charlie Piggott (accordion), Gerry Harrington (fiddle).
20006#1
[MOR 1] Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. The Nervous Man. Traditional Irish Music on Concertina. Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina). For this tune: (G#/D# concertina).
~20059#2
[ACrby 1] Angelina Carberry. An Traidisiún Beo. Angelina Carberry (banjo).
~200812#3
[Fngl 1] Fingal. Fingal. James Keane (accordion), Randal Bays (fiddle), Dáithí Sproule (guitar, vocals). For this tune: Randal Bays (fiddle).
~20084#3
[Fdl 1] Ciarán Ó Maonaigh, Aidan O'Donnell. Fidil. Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (fiddle), Aidan O'Donnell (fiddle).
~20129#2
[LeChle] Séamus Begley and Oisín Mac Diarmada. Together. Le Chéile. Séamus Begley (accordion, vocals), Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle).
20166#1
[TrklHwl] John Blake, Mairéad Hurley, Nathan Gourley. The Truckley Howl. John Blake (guitar, flute, piano), Mairéad Hurley (concertina), Nathan Gourley (fiddle, guitar). For this tune: Nathan (fiddle).

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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 #1274 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #542 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 109 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As reel #124 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As reel #64 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As reel #52 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [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): 1903