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Tune ID#767 (Green-Gowned Lass)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Green-Gowned Lass about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MM 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Green-Gowned Lass, The / The Green Gowned Lass / Cailín an Ghúna Uaine / Gearchaile na Culaith Glaise / Martin Rochford's / The Collegians of Glasgow / John Naughton's (also in F)
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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).
~19763#2
[MM 1] Matt Molloy. Matt Molloy. Matt Molloy (flute).
19905#2
19929#2
[MH 1] Martin Hayes. Martin Hayes. Martin Hayes (fiddle).
~199411#2
[MMcNmr 1] Mary MacNamara. Traditional Music from East Clare. Mary MacNamara (concertina).
19991#2
[MH 4] Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill. Live in Seattle. Martin Hayes (fiddle), Dennis Cahill (guitar).
~20041#2
[OHrth] Mary Mac Namara, Andrew Mac Namara. Open Hearth. Mary Mac Namara (concertina), Andrew Mac Namara (accordion).
~20052.15#1
[WFO 3] Wooden Flute Obsession 3. Isaac Alderson (supposedly D flute).
~20061#1
[HB 3] Harry Bradley. The Night-Rambler's Companion. Harry Bradley (flute, whistle).
20144#3
[Unfldg] Unfolding. Young Music from East Clare. Eimear Donnellan (concertina).
~201410#2
[BorTr] The Boruma Trio. Gléas. Andrew MacNamara (accordion), Eileen O'Brien (fiddle), Geraldine Cotter (whistle, piano).
~20149#1
[Alt 1] The Alt. The Alt. John Doyle (vocals, guitar, bouzouki, mandola), Nuala Kennedy (vocals, flute, whistle), Eamon O'Leary (vocals, guitar, bouzouki).
~20157#3
[AtMcGn 2] Antóin MacGabhann, with Charlie Lennon. Tunesmith. Antóin MacGabhann (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Joe Bane's
MLIIA, MH 1
Jimmy O'Reilly's
OHrth, BorTr
Lament for Staker Wallace
MM 1
Cuilcagh Mountains
MMcNmr 1
Martin Rochford's Reel
MH 4
Sporting Nell
Unfldg
Laccaroe
AtMcGn 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Broken Pledge
WFO 3
Blackberry Blossom
HB 3
Danger Mouse
Alt 1
Green Fields of America
AtMcGn 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 recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #195 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As tune #25 in [P50] Brian and Eithne Vallely. Play 50 Reels. [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): 1976