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Tune ID#5805 (Flowers of Dungarvan)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Flowers of Dungarvan about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording TTItself (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Flowers of Dungarvan, The / Jimmy Kennedy's / Peader O'Loughlin's [sic]
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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).
~20043#1
[TTItself] Maeve Donnelly and Peadar O'Loughlin. The Thing Itself. Maeve Donnelly (fiddle), Peadar O'Loughlin (flute).
20112#1
[ChiReel] Chicago Reel. Chicago Reel. Gerry Carey (accordion), Pauline Conneely (banjo, guitar), Rose Duffy (fiddle), Devin Shepherd (fiddle), Denis O'Sullivan (vocals), Jonathan Whitall (piano).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Hinchy's Delight
TTItself
Hardiman's Fancy
ChiReel

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 #348 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [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): 1907