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Tune ID#6501 (Rambles of Mike)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Rambles of Mike about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording CHssn 3 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Rambles of Mike, The (1st in set Carl Hession's on TOCAM) (composed by Carl Hession)
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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).
~19958#1
[CHssn 3] Carl Hession. Ceol Inné Ceol Inniu Old Time New Time. Gerard Fahy (pipes), Frankie Gavin (fiddle), Kevin Crawford (flute), Kevin Carey (fiddle), Christy Dunne (banjo), Jackie Daly (accordion).
~20051#1
[TOCAM] Tony O'Connell and Andy Morrow. Tony O'Connell and Andy Morrow with Arty McGlynn. Tony O'Connell (concertina), Andy Morrow (fiddle).
201910#1
[Urn] Carl Hession, Eimear Coughlan, Francis Cunningham. Úrnua. Francis Cunningham (concertina), Eimear Coughlan (harp), Carl Hession (piano).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Laughing Spoons
CHssn 3, TOCAM, Urn

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 only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1995