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Tune ID#70 (An Sean Duine)

Transcription of first 2 bars of An Sean Duine about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Ch 7 (transposed down to D) (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?BarsMode ?
Double jig32D Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
An Sean Duine / The Burnt Old Man / Georgie, the Dotard (2nd in set O'Sullivan's March on Ch 7) (also in G; compare as song / air #1754, and 1st part with 1st part of jig/slide #250)
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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).
~19777#2 (1:54)
[Ch 7] The Chieftains. 7. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle, bones), Seán Keane (fiddle, whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle, bones), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Derek Bell (harp, tiompán, oboe), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán).
~19964#2
[MOB] Mick O' Brien. May Morning Dew. Mick O' Brien (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes), with Terry Crehan (fiddle).

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
O'Sullivan's March
Ch 7
Bumper Squire Jones
MOB
Played beforeOn Albums
O'Sullivan's March
MOB

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 tune #90 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [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 the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1903