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Tune ID#596 (Fairy Queen)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Fairy Queen about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording TF (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Fairy Queen, The / Fairy Queen Hornpipe / Banríon na Sióg / The Cuckoo's Nest (1st in set Tommy's Selection on MV; mislabeled on TF as The Cuil Aodha)
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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).
199012#2
[COG 1] Conal O Gráda. The Top of Coom. Conal Ó Gráda (flute).
~199112#1
~19938#2
[PS 4] Patrick Street. All in Good Time. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Andy Irvine (vocals, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica), Arty McGlynn (guitar), Bill Whelan (keyboards, vocals).
~19945#1
[JCt 1] John Carty and Brian McGrath. The Cat that Ate the Candle. John Carty (banjo, fiddle), Brian McGrath (piano, banjo). For this tune: (banjo).
199610#2
[TF] Martin Dowling, Christine Dowling, Daithi Sproule. A Thousand Farewells. Martin Dowling (fiddle), Christine Dowling (flute, vocals), Daithi Sproule (guitar).
~20055#1
[CTL 11] Cherish the Ladies. Woman of the House. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle, harmony vocals), Mary Coogan (guitar, mandolin, banjo, banjitar, octave mandolin), Heidi Talbot (vocals), Roisin Dillon (fiddle), Mirella Murray (accordion). For this tune: with Sharon Shannon (accordion).
20107#2
[SHtn 1] Shannon Heaton. The Blue Dress. Shannon Heaton (flute).
~20123#2
[In2M] Len Graham and Brían Ó hAirt. In Two Minds. Len Graham (vocals, spoons), Brían Ó hAirt (vocals, whistle, dance). For this tune: Brían Ó hAirt (whistle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Cuckoo's Nest
COG 1
Thames Hornpipe
PS 4
Cuil Aodha
TF
Grandfather's Thought
SHtn 1
Galway Bay
In2M
Played beforeOn Albums
[untitled]
MV
Plains of Boyle
JCt 1
Gooseberry Bush
CTL 11

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 #230 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As hp #40 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 110 of [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
On page 39 of [SK] Sean Keane. Fifty Fiddle Solos. [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): 1969