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Tune ID#531 (Don't Touch That Green Linnet)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Don't Touch That Green Linnet about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording FS (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig48AABBCCD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Don't Touch That Green Linnet / Tommy Peoples (1st in set Two Jigs on FS) (composed by Tommy Peoples)
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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).
19914#1
~199812#2
[LN 2] Laurence Nugent. Two for Two. Laurence Nugent (flute, whistle). For this tune: (flute), with Liz Carroll (fiddle).
~199810#1
[TP 7] Tommy Peoples. The Quiet Glen / An Gleann Ciúin. Tommy Peoples (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Return Home
LN 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Jocelyn's Tree
FS
Dooish
TP 7

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): 1991