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Tune ID#6133 (New Mailcoach)

Transcription of first 2 bars of New Mailcoach about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording OTUS2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
New Mailcoach, The / The New Mail-Coach / New Mailcoach / The Boys from Mayo (the entire track on RtHaMtD was originally titled Highland Fling Medley, where it is played as a fling)
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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).
192911#2
[RtHaMtD] Round the House and Mind the Dresser. Joe Flanagan (accordion), Mike Flanagan (banjo).
192918#2

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Craig's Pipes
OTUS2
Gurren's Castle
RtHaMtD
Played beforeOn Albums
Louden's Bonnie Braes
RtHaMtD

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 #1302 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #489 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 114 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