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Tune ID#7532 (Follow Me Down)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Follow Me Down about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MOBAL (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Follow Me Down / Follow Me Up / Paddy Mills' (compare Follow Me Down to Carlow #656 and Follow Me Down to Carlow #6616. This tune's signature is the opening contour of its 2nd part.)
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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).
19998#2
[MOBAL] Michelle O'Brien, Aogán Lynch and Gavin Rolston [sic]. Michelle O'Brien, Aogán Lynch and Gavin Ralston. Michelle O'Brien (fiddle), Aogán Lynch (concertina), Gavin Ralston (guitar).
20029#1
[HB 2] Harry Bradley. As I Carelessly Did Stray. . .. Harry Bradley (flute, whistle). For this tune: (flute).
~200610#4
[Sld 3] Slide. Overneath. Éamonn de Barra (flute, whistle, bodhrán, piano, vocals), Daire Bracken (fiddle, guitar, strings, vocals), Aogán Lynch (concertina, whistle, vocals), Mick Broderick (bouzouki, cittern, mandolin, vocals).
201612#2
[TrklHwl] John Blake, Mairéad Hurley, Nathan Gourley. The Truckley Howl. John Blake (guitar, flute, piano), Mairéad Hurley (concertina), Nathan Gourley (fiddle, guitar). For this tune: Mairéad (concertina).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Castle Bray
MOBAL
Black Pat's
Sld 3
O'Rahilly's Grave
TrklHwl
Played beforeOn Albums
Sham's Palace
MOBAL
Lady on the Island
HB 2

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): 1999