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Tune ID#6289 (Old Man Quinn)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Old Man Quinn about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording McNamFam (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):
Old Man Quinn / An Sean Fhear Ó Coinn / Logier's / Logier's Hornpipe / Legeer's Hornpipe (also with a 3rd part)
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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).
~19983#1
[McNamFam] McNamara Family. Leitrim's Hidden Treasure. Michael McNamara (flute), Brian McNamara (pipes), Ray McNamara (pipes, whistle), Ciarán McNamara (flute), Enda McNamara (fiddle), Deirdre McNamara (concertina), Frank Kelly (piano), Mick Giblin (guitar), Barry Carroll (hammered dulcimer).
201611#3
[ACwMoss] Alison Perkins and Nicolas Brown. All Covered with Moss. Alison Perkins (fiddle, vocals), Nicolas Brown (B pipes, B flute). For this tune: Nick (B pipes).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Hawk's Hornpipe
ACwMoss
Played beforeOn Albums
Mullingar Races
McNamFam

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 #1649 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #871 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 185 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As hp #12 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [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