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Tune ID#654 (Low Level)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Low Level about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MG (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBBb Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Low Level, The / Fly by Night / Louis Quinn's / The High Level / Best Shot / The Locomotive / An Locomotive (1st in set High Level on MG) (also in G or D, also described as a clog) (composed by James Hill)
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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).
193314#1
[MG] Milestone at the Garden. Irish Fiddle Masters from the 78 RPM Era. Louis E. Quinn (fiddle), James O'Beirne [Lad O'Beirne] (fiddle).
~19583#1
[TDMI] Traditional Dance Music of Ireland. Jimmy Hogan (accordion).
~198112#1
[ApW] Brian Conway and Tony DeMarco. The Apple in Winter. Irish Music in New York. Brian Conway (fiddle), Tony DeMarco (fiddle).
20018#1
[LYK 1] Liz and Yvonne Kane. The Well Tempered Bow. Liz Kane (fiddle), Yvonne Kane (fiddle), John Blake (guitar, piano).
20095#2
[JDr 6] Joe Derrane. Grove Lane. Joe Derrane (accordion).
~201115#2
[MOhEn] Micheál Ó hEidhin [with] Steve Cooney and Charlie Lennon. Ceol Sidhe. Shee Music. Micheál Ó hEidhin (concertina), Steve Cooney (guitar), Charlie Lennon (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Autograph
JDr 6
Tailor's Twist
MOhEn
Played beforeOn Albums
High Level
MG, LYK 1
Champion Hornpipe
ApW

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 hp #6 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.

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): 1933