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Tune ID#5829 (Dillon Brown)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Dillon Brown about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording KLO (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Dillon Brown / Willie Clancy's Mountain Top / The Mountain Top (compare Mountain Top #1352)
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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).
~200313#1
[KLO] Mick O'Brien agus Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. Kitty Lie Over. Mick O'Brien (pipes, whistle), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle, whistle). For this tune: (B whistle), (B whistle).
~200911#1
[PCrbry] Peter Carberry. Traditional Irish Music from Co. Longford. Peter Carberry (accordion, banjo, tenor guitar). For this tune: (C# accordion).
~201111#1
[NFBolg] Jack Talty, Cormac Begley. Na Fir Bolg. Jack Talty (concertina), Cormac Begley (concertina).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Bill Harte's
KLO
Dermot Grogan's
PCrbry
Da Nippin Grund
NFBolg

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 #1257 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #527 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 106 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [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