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Tune ID#6605 (Ancient Irish War March)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Ancient Irish War March about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording DubMMe (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
March32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Ancient Irish War March / The Boyne Water / The Cavalcade of the Boyne / Song of the Volunteers / The Praises of Limerick / Native Swords / As Vanquished Erin (used as the melody for the songs The Boyne Water / The Battle of the Boyne / Ar Lorg na nGamhan do Chuireas-sa mo Leanh / Rosc Catha na Mumhan / The Song of the Volunteers of 1782 / A Highway to Freedom) (compare #6964)
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Here is the sole recording of this tune considering only the indexed recordings.

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Year
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Track
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[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~200914#1
[DubMMe] Liam O'Connor and Seán McKeon. Dublin Made Me. Liam O'Connor (fiddle, viola), Seán McKeon (pipes).

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 #260 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #4 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [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 only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1903