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Tune ID#900 (Ivy Leaf)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Ivy Leaf about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording WW 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Ivy Leaf, The / The New Steampacket / The New Steam Packet / The New Steamboat / An Galtán Nua / Mind My Brother / Mind My Border / The Clonmel Lassies / Molly, Will You Do It? / Miss Farr's Reel (2nd in set The Ivy Leaf on KC 3) (also in A Major or A Mixolydian or G Mixolydian or E Mixolydian, also 1st part doubled) (compare 2nd part with 2nd part of New Ivy Leaf #6062)
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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).
~191923#2
[PT] Patsy Touhey. The Piping of Patsy Touhey. Patsy Touhey (pipes). For this tune: (C# pipes).
19263#2
[WmMully] William Mullaly. The Westmeath Hunt. William Mullaly (concertina).
192616#2
192621#2
19691.24#2
[MR 10] Micho Russell. Rarities and Old Favorites 1949-1993. Micho Russell (whistle, flute, vocals). For this tune: (F whistle).
197515#1
[JnKlly] John Kelly. Irish Traditional Concertina and Fiddle Music. John Kelly (concertina, fiddle). For this tune: (fiddle, concertina).
19751#1
[Chi] Traditional Irish Music in America. Chicago. Joe Shannon (pipes), John McGreevy (fiddle).
~19917#2
[BT] Baal Tinne. . . . About Time. Noel Rice (flute, whistle), Kevin Rice (bodhrán, percussion), Cathleen Rice (fiddle), Matt Sundstrom (guitar), Paul Cienniwa (piano, keyboards). For this tune: Noel (whistle), Cathleen (fiddle).
~19931#2
[MB 2] Mary Bergin. Feadóga Stáin 2. Mary Bergin (whistle).
~19932#2
[SnugBl] Paddy O'Brien, Jamie Gans, Daithi Sproule. Snug in the Blanket. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Jamie Gans (fiddle), Daithi Sproule (guitar).
~19955#3
[Arc 2] Arcady. Many Happy Returns. Johnny McDonagh (bones, bodhrán, triangle), Nicholas Quemener (guitar, flute, whistle, vocals), Patsy Broderick (piano, keyboards), Conor Keane (accordion), Brendan Larrissey (fiddle), Niamh Parsons (vocals).
~199930#2
[MtRd] The Mountain Road. A Compilation of Tunes Popular in South Sligo. Gregory Daly (flute), with Ted McGowan (bodhrán).
~20031#3
[KitRec] Seán O'Driscoll and Larry Egan. The Kitchen Recordings. Seán O'Driscoll (banjo, bouzouki), Larry Egan (accordion).
~200413#2
[TTItself] Maeve Donnelly and Peadar O'Loughlin. The Thing Itself. Maeve Donnelly (fiddle), Peadar O'Loughlin (flute).
200612#4
[MOR 2] Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. Inside Out. Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina).
~20075#3
[Chlr 3] Chulrua. The Singing Kettle. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Patrick Ourceau (fiddle), Pat Egan (guitar, vocals).
~20073#2
[PHGH 2] Peter Horan and Gerry Harrington. The Merry Love to Play. Peter Horan (flute), Gerry Harrington (fiddle). For this tune: Peter (flute).
20099#3
[Hmmrs] The Hammers. From Distant Shores. Paul Hammer (mandolin, banjo), Susan Hammer (whistle, concertina). For this tune: (whistle).
~20109#3
[2TapTrio] The Two Tap Trio. A Night at the Fair. Nathan Gourley (fiddle), Norah Rendell (flute, vocals), Brian Miller (guitar, bouzouki, backing vocals).
~201210#2
[KC 3] Kevin Crawford. Carrying the Tune. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle). For this tune: (Eb flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Green Groves of Erin
WmMully, WW 2, GD, MR 10
Flowers of Redhill
MtRd, PHGH 2
Three Little Drummers
PT
Sir Arthur Shaen
BT
Flogging Reel
MB 2
Cavan Reel
SnugBl
Humours of Ballyconnell
Arc 2
Down the Broom
KitRec
Over the Moor to Peggy
TTItself
Miss Ramsey
MOR 2
Flowing Bowl
Chlr 3
Mountain Top
Hmmrs
Cup of Tea
2TapTrio
Repeal of the Union
KC 3
Played beforeOn Albums
Bucks of Oranmore
Chi
Trim the Velvet
MB 2
Golden Wedding
SnugBl
Hut in the Bog
KC 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 #1370 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #1371 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #622 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #96 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
On page 127 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 32 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 52 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.

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