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Tune ID#752 (Maid I Ne'er Forgot)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Maid I Ne'er Forgot about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MGm (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Maid I Ne'er Forgot, The / The Maid I Never Forgot / Gorman's / Gorman's Reel / The Old Joker / The Stone Ditch / Bm Reel (1st in set JB's on PRynne 1) (also in B) (tentatively and presumably wrongly credited to Margaret O'Callahan in book SLoP)
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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).
19721.27#1
[MGm] Michael Gorman. The Sligo Champion. The Fiddle Music of County Sligo. Michael Gorman (fiddle, vocals).
~19732#2
[JB 2] Joe Burke with Charlie Lennon. Traditional Music of Ireland. Joe Burke (accordion), with Charlie Lennon (piano).
19999#1
[JWh 8] John Whelan. Celtic Roots. John Whelan (accordion).
20016#1
[KlmFcy] Catherine McEvoy and John McEvoy. The Kilmore Fancy. Catherine McEvoy (flute), John McEvoy (fiddle). For this tune: John (fiddle).
~200411#1
[PRynne 1] Pádraig Rynne. Bye a While. Pádraig Rynne (concertina).
~200813#3
[BMc 2] Billy McComiskey. Outside the Box. Billy McComiskey (accordion). For this tune: 1st time solo, then with Liz Carroll (fiddle).
20096#3
[CTL 12] Cherish the Ladies. A Star in the East. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle, vocals, harmony vocals), Mary Coogan (guitar, mandolin, banjo), Mirella Murray (accordion), Roisin Dillon (fiddle), Kathleen Boyle (piano, harmony vocals), Michelle Burke (vocals, harmony vocals). For this tune: Mirella Murray (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Dogs among the Bushes
JB 2
Ring Finger
BMc 2
Humours of Castlefin
CTL 12
Played beforeOn Albums
Old Copperplate
JWh 8
Monsignor's Blessing
KlmFcy
J.B. Reel
PRynne 1
O'Connell's Trip To Parliament
CTL 12

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 #790 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 91 of [SLoP] Paul Deloughery. Sliabh Luachra on Parade. [available]
As reel #99 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [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): 1907