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Tune ID#896 (Irish Mazurka)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Irish Mazurka about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording HG (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Mazurka32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Irish Mazurka, The / The Old Donegal Mazurka / Charlie Lennon's (2nd in set Sonny Brogan's Mazurkas on Ch CH; as Untitled on RtHaMtD; 1st in set Craig's Pipes on LinL; 1st in set Untitled Mazurkas on FMD 1; 2nd in set Donegal Mazurkas on NaCnn 1)
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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).
19374#1
[HG] Hugh Gillespie. Classic Recordings of Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. Hugh Gillespie (fiddle).
193714#1
[RtHaMtD] Round the House and Mind the Dresser. Hugh Gillespie (fiddle).
~197810#2
[StWing 1] Stockton's Wing. Stockton's Wing. Jigs, Reels & Songs. Maurice Lennon (fiddle), Tommy Hayes (bodhrán, jew's harp), Kieran Hanrahan (banjo, harmonica, bouzouki), Paul Roche (flute, whistle), Tony Callanan (vocals, guitar, bouzouki).
~19812.7#1
[LinL] Charlie Lennon and Mick O'Connor. Lucky in Love. Charlie Lennon (fiddle), Mick O'Connor (flute). For this tune: 1st time Charlie (fiddle).
19924#3
[JRyan] Joe Ryan. An Buachaill Dreoite. Joe Ryan (fiddle).
19928#2
[Ch CH] The Chieftains. The Celtic Harp. A Tribute to Edward Bunting with the Belfast Harp Orchestra. Martin Fay (fiddle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán, vocals), Matt Molloy (flute), Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Derek Bell (harp, tiompán, harpsichord).
~199310#1
[TDrty] Tom Doherty. Take the Bull by the Horns. Tom Doherty (accordion).
19959#1
[FMD 1] The Fiddle Music of Donegal. Volume One. Jimmy Campbell (fiddle).
~19976#2
[NaCnn 1] Na Connerys. Celtic Sessions. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Kevin Glackin (fiddle), Sean Og Potts (pipes, whistle), John Regan (accordion), John Wynne (flute), Tom McDonagh (bouzouki), Mark Kelly (guitar). For this tune: 1st time John Wynne (flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Sonny's Mazurka
StWing 1, JRyan, Ch CH
John Doherty's
NaCnn 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Craig's Pipes
LinL
John Doherty's
TDrty
Mooney's Mazurka
FMD 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 mazurka #9 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc 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): 1937