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Tune ID#778 (Coleman's Cross)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Coleman's Cross 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 3 (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):
Coleman's Cross / Crosbhóthar an Cholmánaigh / Crois Cholmáin / Cros Uí Cholmáin / Griffin from the Bridge
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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).
~196929#1
197317#3
[KB SD] Kevin Burke. Sweeney's Dream. Fiddle Tunes from County Sligo, Ireland. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
197613#2
[JsMcD] Josie McDermott. Darby's Farewell. Josie McDermott (flute, whistle, vocals). For this tune: (C whistle).
~19764#2
[KClns 1] Kathleen Collins. Traditional Music of Ireland. Kathleen Collins (fiddle).
~19876#3
[MM 3] Matt Molloy. Stony Steps. Matt Molloy (flute).
~19953#1
[CDrny 3] Chris Droney. The Fertile Rock. Chris Droney (accordion).
~20151#2
[AtMcGn 2] Antóin MacGabhann, with Charlie Lennon. Tunesmith. Antóin MacGabhann (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Happy Days of Youth
KB SD
Sunny Banks
JsMcD
Paddy Ryan's Dream
KClns 1
Stony Steps
MM 3
Millenium Céilihouse Reel
AtMcGn 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Over the Moor to Maggie
CDrny 3

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 #205 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
On page 70 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [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): 1969