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Tune ID#5373 (Dinny Mescal's Slide)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Dinny Mescal's Slide about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Ch 5 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars4-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slide32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Dinny Mescal's Slide / Sleamhnán Dhinní Uí Mheiscil / Denny Mescall's / Denny Mescall's Hat / Mind Yourself of the Turkey Cock / Patsy Mack / Micko Doyle's Jig (3rd in set Kerry Slides on Ch 5)
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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).
~197510#3
[Ch 5] The Chieftains. 5. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle), Derek Bell (harp, oboe, timpán), Peadar Mercier (bodhrán, bones). For this tune: starts Derek Bell (harp).
19922.2#2
[SDI 1] Set Dances of Ireland. Volume 1. Michael Tubridy (flute), Tommy McCarthy (concertina), Junior Crehan (fiddle), Eamon McGivney (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
[untitled]
Ch 5
Whole Chicken in the Soup
SDI 1
Played beforeOn Albums
[untitled]
Ch 5
Nóra Chríonna
SDI 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 #44 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As slide #6 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].
As sgjig #24 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [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): 1975