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Tune ID#790 (Leather Away with the Wattle O)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Leather Away with the Wattle O about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording IDM 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Polka32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Leather Away with the Wattle O / Leather Away the Wattle O / Leather Away with the Wattle / The Lisdoonvarna Polka / The Lisdoonvarna / Lisdoonvarna / The Half Door / Rose Tree II (1st in set The End of the Plain on KCB 5; as 1st tune for dance The Waves of Tory in book A; for dance The Walls of Limerick in book MM)
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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).
19284#3
[IDM 2] Past Masters of Irish Dance Music. The Four Provinces Orchestra.
193814#2
[ITWWW] "If There Weren't Any Women in the World". The Ballinakill Ceilidhe Band: Jerry Moloney (fiddle), Tommy Whyte (fiddle), Kevin Moloney (fiddle), Aggie Whyte (fiddle), Tommy Whelan (flute), Stephen Moloney (flute).
~19585#1
[KCB 1] The Kilfenora Ceili Band. The Fabulous Kilfenora Ceili Band. P.J. Lynch (fiddle), Gus Tierney (fiddle), Jim McCormack (flute), Gerry Lynch (accordion), P. Mullins, T. Eustace, P. Madigan, Kitty Linnane (piano), G. O'Loughlin (drums).
19692.12#1
[MR 10] Micho Russell. Rarities and Old Favorites 1949-1993. Micho Russell (whistle, flute, vocals). For this tune: (whistle), with Gussie Russell (whistle).
1978B.1#1
[ECahill] Eddie Cahill. Ah! Surely. Eddie Cahill (flute).
~19979#1
[KCB 5] The Kilfenora CĂ©ili Band. Set on Stone. Aidan McMahon (fiddle), Anne Marie McCormack (fiddle), Anne Rynne (fiddle), Garry Shannon (flute), Anthony Quigney (flute), Conor McCarthy (accordion), John Lynch (banjo), Tim Collins (concertina), Fintan McMahon (piano), Sean Griffin (drums), Paul O'Driscoll (double bass).
~20022.9#1
[MSCB] Michael Sexton Ceili Band. Michael Sexton Ceili Band. Michael Sexton (accordion), Caroline Tubridy (fiddle), Pat Curtin (flute), Brian Morgan (flute), Ralph Morgan (banjo), George Byrt (piano), Martin Garrihy (drums).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Leather Away the Wattle O
ITWWW
[untitled]
IDM 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Lakes of Sligo
KCB 1, ECahill, KCB 5, MSCB

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 #413 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #120#1 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
On page 235 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
As misc #32 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #25 in [IBPS] Pat Conway. Ireland's Best Polkas and Slides. [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