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Tune ID#661 ([untitled])

Transcription of first 2 bars of [untitled] about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording OTUS1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Fling16ABA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
[untitled] (1st in set The Drummer Boy on OTUS1; 1st in set The Four Province Flings on LN 1)
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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).
192911#1
[OTUS1] Oldtime Records. Vol. 1. U.S. Recordings. Traditional Irish Recordings from the 1920's and 1930's. Four Provinces Orchestra: probably John McCormick or John Kennedy (fiddle), unknown (banjo).
~19966#1
[LN 1] Laurence Nugent. Traditional Irish Music on Flute and Tin-Whistle. Laurence Nugent (flute, whistle). For this tune: (whistle, flute).

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[untitled]
OTUS1, LN 1

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 the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1929