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Tune ID#629 (Finnea Lassies)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Finnea Lassies about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Schottisch24ABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Finnea Lassies / The Finnea Lasses / Killarney Wonder Schottische / The Killarney Wonder (2nd in set Killarney Wonder on MC; 2nd in set The Killarney Wonder Schottisches on KB SD)
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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).
~19242.22#2
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
19387#1
[HG] Hugh Gillespie. Classic Recordings of Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. Hugh Gillespie (fiddle).
197316#2
[KB SD] Kevin Burke. Sweeney's Dream. Fiddle Tunes from County Sligo, Ireland. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
~200416#2
[OMcD 1] Oisín Mac Diarmada. Ar an bhFidil. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, whistle). For this tune: with John C. (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Macroom Lasses
MC, KB SD
North Shore
OMcD 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Gurren's Castle
HG
Long Note
KB SD

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 151 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [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): 1924