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Tune ID#650 (Flowers of Spring)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Flowers of Spring about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording ApW (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):
Flowers of Spring, The / Flowers of Spring
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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).
~19814#2
[ApW] Brian Conway and Tony DeMarco. The Apple in Winter. Irish Music in New York. Brian Conway (fiddle), Tony DeMarco (fiddle).
~198911#1
[DBDL] Ben Lennon, Séamus Quinn, Gabriel McArdle, Ciarán Curran. Dog Big and Dog Little. Ben Lennon (fiddle), Séamus Quinn (fiddle, accordion, piano), Gabriel McArdle (concertina, song), Ciarán Curran (cittern).
~200111#1
[JCt 3] John Carty. Yeh, That's All It Is. John Carty (fiddle, guitar).
~20026#2
[BCw 1] Brian Conway. First through the Gate. Brian Conway (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Poppy Leaf
ApW
Cuckoo
BCw 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Parker's Fancy
ApW
Spellan's Fiddle
DBDL
Wily Old Bachelor
JCt 3
Dunphy's Hornpipe
BCw 1

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 #1692 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #891 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 195 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As hp #32 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 9 of [SK] Sean Keane. Fifty Fiddle Solos. [available]
As tune #266 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [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