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Tune ID#6468 (Road to Monalea)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Road to Monalea about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording CODnl 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Road to Monalea, The / Road to Monlea (3rd in set Judy Ann's on Yanks 2) (also in G) (compare 1st part with 2nd part of Old Copperplate #1456) (composed by Colm O'Donnell)
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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).
~19991#1
[CODnl 1] Colm O'Donnell. Farewell to Evening Dances. Colm O'Donnell (flute, whistle, vocals). For this tune: (flute).
200512#1
[Drcht 2] Draíocht. Land's End. Michael Rooney (harp), June McCormack (flute). For this tune: 1st time Michael (harp).
20142.4#3
[Yanks 2] The Yanks. Haymaker. Dan Gurney (accordion), Dylan Foley (fiddle, whistle), Sean Earnest (guitar, bouzouki), Isaac Alderson (flute, pipes, tenor saxophone, whistle). For this tune: Dylan (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Fr. Newman's Reel
Yanks 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Up Spincín
CODnl 1
McGovern's Favourite
Drcht 2

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1999