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Tune ID#5356 (Moran's Return)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Moran's Return about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BIABH 3 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Type ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Piece32AABBF Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Moran's Return / To Daunton Me / The Blood-Red Rose (as hornpipe in D Major on DCB 1)
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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).
~19913#1
[BIABH 3] Bringing It All Back Home. Volume 3. Nollaig Casey (fiddle), Arty McGlynn (guitar).
~20064#1
[DCB 1] The Doon Céilí Band. Around the World for Sport. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Kate Dowling (flute), Laura MacKenzie (flute), Brian Miller (flute), Jode Dowling (fiddle), Django Amerson (fiddle), Sean Egan (piano).

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Hawk's Hornpipe
DCB 1

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 #383 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [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