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Tune ID#6273 (Neilie Boyle's Highland)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Neilie Boyle's Highland about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording DODnl (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Highland16ABA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Neilie Boyle's Highland / The Titanic / Highland Fling / The Devil in the Kitchen / An Diabhal sa Chistin / The Prince of Wales Jig / The Queen of May (also in Mixolydian, also as reel) (composed by William Ross)
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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).
~19772#1
[DODnl] Danny O'Donnell. Ón tSean-Am Anall. Danny O'Donnell (fiddle).
~20051.20#1
[VCbl] Vincent Campbell. The Purple Heather. Vincent Campbell (fiddle).
~20146#2
[MMcNmr 3] Mary MacNamara. Note for Note. Mary MacNamara (concertina).
201615#2
[NaMny] Na Mooneys. Na Mooneys. Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (fiddle), Anna Ní Mhaonaigh (whistle, vocals), Gearóid Ó Maonaigh (guitar), Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals). For this tune: Francie Mooney (fiddle), Ciarán (fiddle), Mairéad (fiddle), Anna (whistle), Gearóid (guitar).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Kafoozalum
MMcNmr 3
Green Grow the Rushes O
NaMny
Played beforeOn Albums
Swallow's Tail
NaMny

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.
On page 191 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [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): 1977