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Tune ID#951 (Jimmy Lyon's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Jimmy Lyon's about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording A 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Strathspey16ABA Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Jimmy Lyon's / Jimmy Lyons' Highland / Flaing Jimmy Lyons (2nd in set Jimi Lyons on LLses 1) (also in B; also described as a highland or fling)
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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).
~198711#1
[A 1] Frankie Kennedy and Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh. Altan. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Frankie Kennedy (flute). For this tune: Mairéad (fiddle).
~19964#1
[DByrn] Dermot Byrne. Dermot Byrne. Dermot Byrne (accordion, melodeon).
19993#1
[LD 1] Liz Doherty. Last Orders. Liz Doherty (fiddle).
~20009#3
[LLses 1] The London Lasses and Pete Quinn. The London Lasses and Pete Quinn. Bernie Conneely (banjo), Elaine Conwell (fiddle), Karen Ryan (fiddle, whistle), Sharon Whelton (flute, whistle).
~20028#3
[BCw 1] Brian Conway. First through the Gate. Brian Conway (fiddle).
~20112#3
[MOhEn] Micheál Ó hEidhin [with] Steve Cooney and Charlie Lennon. Ceol Sidhe. Shee Music. Micheál Ó hEidhin (concertina), Steve Cooney (guitar), Charlie Lennon (fiddle). For this tune: with Charlie (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Orange and Blue
LLses 1
Boston O'Connor
BCw 1
Green Grow the Rushes O
MOhEn
Played beforeOn Albums
Leslie's Reel
A 1
Peter Baillie
DByrn
Castle Bray
LD 1
McFadden's Handsome Daughter
LLses 1

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1987