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Tune ID#794 (Halting March)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Halting March about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording PHt (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?BarsMode ?
March28A Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Halting March / The Halting March / Pikeman's March / The Pikeman's March / The Pikemans
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Discography cd

Here is the sole recording of this tune considering only the indexed recordings.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~199213#2
[PHt] Parson's Hat. The Better Match. Bríd Ní Chatháin (harp, vocals), Fred Johnston (guitar, vocals, mandolin), Janet Sutton (whistle), Paul Wilkins (piano accordion, whistle, keyboards, piano). For this tune: (low A whistle), (harp).

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Airdí Cuain
PHt

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 recording listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #77 in volume 2 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 128 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
As tune #95 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [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): 1974