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Tune ID#6878 (Emigrant's Letter)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Emigrant's Letter about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MCnDMn (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Waltz32AA'BA'D Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Emigrant's Letter, The / Litir an Imircigh (composed by Percy French in 1910)
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Discography cd

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

Click play below to hear the first 12 seconds.
Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
20109#2
[MCnDMn] Mick Conneely and David Munnelly. 'Tis What It Is. Mick Conneely (fiddle, bouzouki), David Munnelly (accordion, melodeon).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Shoe the Donkey
MCnDMn
Played beforeOn Albums
Liza Lynn Waltz
MCnDMn

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): 2010