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Tune ID#5345 (Clothiers March)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Clothiers March about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Ldn 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
March32AABCG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Clothiers March, The / The Clothiers' March / The Clothier's March / Clothiers / Máirseáill an Táilliúra / Limerick's Lamentation / Limericks' Lamentation / Marbhna Luimnigh (also in A) (compare air Limerick's Lamentation #1210)
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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).
~200911#1
[Ldn 2] Líadan. Casadh na Taoide. Turning the Tide. Elaine Cormican (whistle, flute, vocals, mandolin), Claire Dolan (fiddle, strings, vocals), Síle Denvir (harp, vocals), Deirdre Chawke (piano accordion, vocals), Valerie Casey (fiddle, vocals), Catherine Clohessy (flute, whistle, vocals).
~201010#1
[Tda 4] Téada. Ceol and Cuimhne. Music and Memory. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, piano), Paul Finn (accordion), Damien Stenson (flute), Seán McElwain (guitar, bouzouki), Tristan Rosenstock (bodhrán). For this tune: Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle).
~20115#1
[MOhEn] Micheál Ó hEidhin [with] Steve Cooney and Charlie Lennon. Ceol Sidhe. Shee Music. Micheál Ó hEidhin (concertina), Steve Cooney (guitar), Charlie Lennon (fiddle).

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Marbhna Luimnigh
MOhEn

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 #318 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [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 only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1927