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Tune ID#563 (Dusty Miller)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Dusty Miller about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SE 6 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?BarsMode ?
Slip jig16G Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Dusty Miller, The / Dusty Miller / Dusty Millar / An Muilleoir faoi Dheannach / The Dusty Miller Slip Jig / The Dusty Mills / Benny's Jig (2nd in set Sport of Chase on TOCAM; 3rd in set Micho Russell's Jigs on StryGoes) (2nd part has 3 distinct settings, all included here) (also doubled, also A Major, also with additional parts) (compare #2603)
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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).
197825#1
[SE 6] Séamus Ennis. The Return from Fingal. Séamus Ennis (pipes, vocals). For this tune: (pipes).
19902#2
[A RC] Altan. The Red Crow. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Frankie Kennedy (flute, whistle, vocals), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle), Mark Kelly (guitar, vocals), Ciaran Curran (bouzouki).
~19929#2
[FireAfl] Matt Molloy, Seán Keane, Liam O'Flynn. The Fire Aflame. Matt Molloy (flute), Seán Keane (fiddle), Liam O'Flynn (pipes).
~200510#2
[TOCAM] Tony O'Connell and Andy Morrow. Tony O'Connell and Andy Morrow with Arty McGlynn. Tony O'Connell (concertina), Andy Morrow (fiddle).
20078#2
[Aths 1] Áthas. Áthas. Heather Lewin-Tiarks (fiddle, viola, cello), Amy Richter (bodhrán, djembe, whistle), Jeff Ksiazek (guitar, whistle, flute). For this tune: Heather (viola), Jeff (G whistle).
~20113#3
[StryGoes] Seán Tyrrell, Kevin Glackin, Ronan Browne. And So the Story Goes . . .. Seán Tyrrell (banjo, mandolin, mandola, mandocello, mandobass, tenor guitar, vocals), Kevin Glackin (fiddle), Ronan Browne (pipes, flute, whistle, bodhrán).
201610#1
[ACwMoss] Alison Perkins and Nicolas Brown. All Covered with Moss. Alison Perkins (fiddle, vocals), Nicolas Brown (B pipes, B flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Con Cassidy's
A RC
Pat Ward's
FireAfl
Ride a Mile
TOCAM
Silver Slipper
Aths 1
Scartaglen Jig
StryGoes
Played beforeOn Albums
Dusty Miller
SE 6
Ask My Father
FireAfl
Sport of the Chase
TOCAM
Snowy Path
Aths 1
Tom Billy's
StryGoes
Love and Whiskey
ACwMoss

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 #455 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #102 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
On page 50 of [RW] Robin Williamson. The Penny Whistle Book. [available]
In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].
As slipjig #8 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb'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): 1907