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Tune ID#7084 (A Bright May Morning)

Transcription of first 2 bars of A Bright May Morning about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording OMcD 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABE Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
A Bright May Morning / Bright May Morning (also in G) (compare distantly the air Bright May Morning in book 1850, included here, more in the 2nd part)
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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).
~201512#1
[OMcD 2] Oisín Mac Diarmada. The Green Branch. An Géagán Glas. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Fowler on the Moor
OMcD 2

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 #1228 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #501 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 100 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [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