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Tune ID#653 (Flowing Tide)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Flowing Tide about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BHCMoher (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Flowing Tide, The / Flowing Tide / An Taoide Thuile / Higgins' Best / Seven Up / Anne Sheehy's / The Bunch of Ferns / The Picnic Reel (also in A or D) (compare 2nd part with 2nd part of reel The Picnic #1580)
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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).
~19728#1
[BHCMoher] Sean Ryan, Kathleen Ryan, Pat Lyons. Back Home to the Cliffs of Mohir [sic]. Sean Ryan (fiddle), Pat Lyons (accordion), Kathleen Ryan (piano).
197728#1
[RtHaMtD] Round the House and Mind the Dresser. Matt Hayes (accordion), Billy Clifford (flute).
~19802.3#1
[Oisn 3] Oisín. Over the Moor to Maggie. Gerry Phelan (flute, whistle), Geraldine McGowan (vocals, bodhrán, recorder), Seamus McGowan (guitar, vocals), Brein MacDonagh [sic for:] Brian McDonagh (mandola, guitar, mandolin, bouzouki), Tom MacDonagh [sic for:] Tom McDonagh (bouzouki, guitar), Mick Davis (fiddle).
~19916#1
[TrsCl] Turas Cheoil. A Musical Odyssey: A compilation of music from the traditional musicians of Toronto. Joe Byrne (Eb flute), Kevin Finnegan (accordion), David Papazian (fiddle).
~19933#1
[CKeane 1] Conor Keane. Cooley's House. Conor Keane (accordion).
~19941#1
[EI 1] Eileen Ivers. Eileen Ivers. Traditional Irish Music. Eileen Ivers (fiddle, mandolin, rainstick).
~199513#1
[CDrny 3] Chris Droney. The Fertile Rock. Chris Droney (accordion).
~200014#2
[JLavelle] John Lavelle. @Home Alone. John Lavelle (accordion).
20092#2
[RoClare] Riches of Clare. Chris Droney (concertina), Michael Kelleher, Francis Droney, Aine McGrath.
20129#1
[LMlltt 2] Larry Mallette. A Stroll in the Park. Larry Mallette (flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Jackie Tar
JLavelle
Stack of Wheat
RoClare
Played beforeOn Albums
Stage
BHCMoher
Lad O'Beirne's
Oisn 3
Kildare Fancy
CKeane 1
Crock of Gold
EI 1
Cuckoo
CDrny 3
Fort of Kincora
TrsCl
Upside Down
LMlltt 2

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 #1750 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #66 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 209 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #83 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
As hp #24 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #252 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [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