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Tune ID#92 (Atholl Highlanders)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Atholl Highlanders about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording CA (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?BarsMode ?
Double jig48A Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Atholl Highlanders, The / Atholl Highlander (for 4th figure of Taille Mhara Jig Set on MISD 7) (also without 3rd or 4th parts; also as march)
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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).
~19838#3
[CA] Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Frankie Kennedy. Ceol Aduaidh. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Frankie Kennedy (flute).
~198710#1
199118#3
~1996B.4#1
[MISD 7] Donncha Lynch Trio. The Magic of Irish Set Dancing. Vol. 7. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogán Lynch (concertina), Donncha Lynch Jr. (guitar).
~19978#2
[CBt] Celtic Beat. Traditional Music from Ireland. Brian McAteer (fiddle).
~199810#4
[FFH] Far From Home. Tri. Turner Collins (accordion, whistle, vocals), Bob Newton (octave mandolin, mandocello, bodhrán, vocals), Daithi Wolfe (fiddle).
200213#4
[DLB] Donncha Lynch Band. Timmy 'the Brit' McCarthy's Set Dances of Cork and Kerry. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogan Lynch (concertina), Ronan Lynch (fiddle), Donncha Lynch, Jr. (guitar).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
An Fathach Éireannach
CA
Irish Washerwoman
FS
Tom Busby's
CBt
Rambling Pitchfork
DLB
Played beforeOn Albums
Johnny Cope
TW
[untitled] Jig
MISD 7

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.
On page 27 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
On page 74 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 122 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #1 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): 1983