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Tune ID#846 (Honeymoon)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Honeymoon about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BMu 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Honeymoon, The / The Honeymoon Reel / Mí na Meala / The Maid Who Left the County / The Maid Who Left the Country / The Maid that Left the County / Girl from the Country / Neil Rooney's Reel / Rooney's Reel / Ha'penny Reel / The Half-Penny / The Pure Drop / The Windy Gap / Bearna Ghaoithe / Cor Mi Na Bpog / Lady O'Brien's Reel / Lumberjack's Reel (also in D, E, or 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).
~191931#1
[PT] Patsy Touhey. The Piping of Patsy Touhey. Patsy Touhey (pipes).
192610#3
[FBros] The Flanagan Brothers. The Tunes We Like to Play on Paddy's Day. Joe Flanagan (accordion), Louis Flanagan (guitar, banjo), Mike Flanagan (banjo, vocals, mandolin).
19375#3
[OTPR] Oldtime Records. Vol. 3. Piping Rarities. Sean Dempsey (pipes).
19691.22#1
[MR 10] Micho Russell. Rarities and Old Favorites 1949-1993. Micho Russell (whistle, flute, vocals). For this tune: (whistle).
~197718#2
[RshMtn] The Rushy Mountain. Billy Clifford (flute).
~19791#2
[BMu 1] Brendan Mulvihill, accompanied by Mick Moloney. The Flax in Bloom. Traditional Irish Music. Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), Mick Moloney (guitar, bouzouki, mandolin).
~19932#2
[MR 6] Micho Russell. The Limestone Rock. Micho Russell (whistle).
~19969#2
[MOB] Mick O' Brien. May Morning Dew. Mick O' Brien (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (B pipes).
~19985#3
[MvC 2] Moving Cloud. Foxglove. Paul Brock (accordion), Maeve Donnelly (fiddle), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhrán), Carl Hession (piano).
20001.10#2
[LaL] Lámh ar Lámh. Many Hands. thirty-three fiddlers (fiddle).
~20103#1
[CGJS 1] Colm Gannon, Jesse Smith and John Blake. The Ewe with the Crooked Horn. Colm Gannon (accordion, melodeon), Jesse Smith (fiddle), John Blake (flute, guitar, piano).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Shaskeen
FBros
Rolling in the Ryegrass
OTPR
Fermoy Lasses
RshMtn
Flax in Bloom
BMu 1
Limestone Rock
MR 6
Mullin's Fancy
MOB
Tap Room
MvC 2
Master McDermott's
LaL
Played beforeOn Albums
Fox on the Prowl
LaL
Connemara Stockings
CGJS 1

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 #791 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #154 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #225 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
On page 60 of [IFMCK] Drew Beisswenger. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. [available]
As reel #134 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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): 1907