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Tune ID#6538 (Green Pigeon)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Green Pigeon about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording CarbQ 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Green Pigeon, The / The Green Pidgeon / An Colúr Glas / The Blue Pidgeon (compare Girls Will You Take Him? / Girls Who Will Take Him? included here in O'Neill books)
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Discography cd

Here is the sole recording of this tune considering only the indexed recordings.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~200311#3
[CarbQ 1] Angelina Carberry and Martin Quinn. Angelina Carberry and Martin Quinn. Angelina Carberry (banjo), Martin Quinn (accordion, melodeon). For this tune: Martin (D melodeon).

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Sporting Nellie
CarbQ 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 recording listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #1464 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #695 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 144 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #209 in [CRE 5] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 5.

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 only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1903