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Tune ID#5350 (Sliabh Bloom)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Sliabh Bloom about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BCB 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBC Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Sliabh Bloom, The / Sliabh Bloom / Paddy Fahy's / The Gig Rig / An Gig Rig / The Robin's Nest (2nd in set Teddy Bears' Picnic Jigs on ECoyKD; 2nd in set Fahey's Jigs No. 1 & 2 on LWard) (also in D; with high part as intro on SailCrvt) (compare Robin's Nest #3924) (miscredited, presumably, to Sean Ryan on JBC) (composed by Paddy Fahy)
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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).
~19723#1
[BHCMoher] Sean Ryan, Kathleen Ryan, Pat Lyons. Back Home to the Cliffs of Mohir [sic]. Sean Ryan (fiddle), Pat Lyons (accordion), Kathleen Ryan (piano).
~19909#1
[VK 1] Vinnie Kilduff. The Boys from the Blue Hill. Vinnie Kilduff (whistle, mandolin, guitar, keyboards, bass, bodhrán).
~19969#2
[SWlsh 3] Seamus Walshe. Clare Accordion. Seamus Walshe (accordion). For this tune: with Brendan Larrissey (fiddle).
~19992#2
[BCB 2] The Bridge Céilí Band. Sparks on Flags. Tom Ahearne (fiddle), Robert Gleeson (fiddle), Karen Gavigan (fiddle), Carthage Daly (fiddle), Catherine McHugh (fiddle), James Kinsella (accordion), Fionnuala Gleeson (flute), Eugene Nolan (flute), Pat O'Meara (piano, synthesizer), Liam McCormack (drums, bodhrán).
20016#2
[JBC] Johnny B. Connolly. Bridgetown. Johnny B. Connolly (accordion). For this tune: (C melodeon).
~20043#2
[DF] The Dunne Family. Legacy. Mickey Dunne (pipes, fiddle, whistle), Niamh Dunne (fiddle, vocals, viola), Brid Dunne (fiddle). For this tune: Brid (fiddle).
20071#2
[WTPO] Norah Rendell and Brian Miller. Wait There Pretty One. Norah Rendell (vocals, flute, whistle), Brian Miller (guitar). For this tune: (C whistle).
~20116#3
[SailCrvt] Paddy O'Brien, Tom Schaefer, Paul Wehling, Erin Hart. The Sailor's Cravat. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Tom Schaefer (fiddle), Paul Wehling (bouzouki), Erin Hart (vocals).
201311#2
[LWard] Lisa Ward. Black Swan. Lisa Ward (fiddle).
~20139#2
[ECoyKD] Éamonn Coyne and Kris Drever. Storymap. Éamonn Coyne (banjo, guitar), Kris Drever (guitar, vocals, mandolin).
20142#2
[Unfldg] Unfolding. Young Music from East Clare. Sinead Mulqueen (concertina).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Cat's Meow
SWlsh 3
Piper's Chair
BCB 2
Seanamhac Tube Station
JBC
Raibh Tú ag an gCarraig?
DF
Alexander
WTPO
Paddy Fahy's
SailCrvt
Both Meat and Dhrink
ECoyKD
Paddy Fahy's Jig
LWard
Larry's Delight
Unfldg
Played beforeOn Albums
Frost Is All Over
BHCMoher
Bríd Harper's Jig
VK 1
Kevin Loughlin's Jig
BCB 2
Denis Cooney's
DF
Rocking the Cradle
ECoyKD

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 jig #2 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As jig #341 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As jig #84 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [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): 1972