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Tune ID#1263 (Colonel Rogers)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Colonel Rogers about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording CmA 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):
Colonel Rogers / Col. Rogers / Colonel Roger's Favourite / Colonel Rodgers / Colonel Rodger's / Colonel Rodger's Favourite / Colonel Rodgers Favourite / Col. Rodger's Favourite / Cnl.Rodgers Favorite / Rogha an Choirnéil Rogers / Coirnéal Mhac Ruaidhrí / Seán McKenna's / Sean McKenna's No 1 / John McKenna's / McKenna's No. 1 Reel / McKenna's / The Happy Days of Youth / The Joys of Youth (1st in set Sean McKenna's on ST BST; 1st in set McKenna's on WC 3; 1st in set Sean McKenna's Reels on FTIM; 1st in set John McKenna's Reels on WyndTrn; 1st in set McKenna's Reels on MMlvy and on MaRaf)

cd Discography

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. Performers (instruments). Go to album
~19593#1
[CmA 1] The Coleman Archive Vol. 1: The Living Tradition. Mike Gorman aka Mick Gorman (flute), Edmund Murphy aka Ed Murphy (fiddle).
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~197111#1
[ST BST] Seamus Tansey. [The Best of Seamus Tansey. Traditional Irish Flute]. Disc 1 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Seamus Tansey (flute).
Go to Album
~19711.12#1
[FTIM] Festival of Traditional Irish [Music]. Discs 7 and 8 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Seamus Tansey (flute).
Go to Album
19733#1
[WC 3] Willie Clancy. The Pipering of Willie Clancy. Volume 2. Willie Clancy (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (whistle).
Go to Album
19834#1
[FG 2] Frankie Gavin. Croch Suas É. Up and Away. Frankie Gavin (flute, fiddle, whistle, accordion). For this tune: (flute).
Go to Album
~19976#1
[WyndTrn] Dan Healy and Ciaran O'Raghallaigh. The Wyndy Turn. Dan Healy (flute), Ciaran O Raghallaigh (fiddle). For this tune: (flute).
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~199923#1
[MtRd] The Mountain Road. A Compilation of Tunes Popular in South Sligo. Gregory Daly (flute), with Ted McGowan (bodhrán).
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20024#1
[HB 2] Harry Bradley. As I Carelessly Did Stray…. Harry Bradley (flute, whistle). For this tune: (C whistles).
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~20023#1
[MaRaf] Mary Rafferty. Hand-Me-Downs. Mary Rafferty (accordion, concertina, flute, whistle). For this tune: (whistle).
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~200314#1
[MMlvy] Mick Mulvey. Within a Mile o' Jamestown. Mick Mulvey (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
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~20041.5#1
[WFO 2] Wooden Flute Obsession 2. Brian Lennon (flute).
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~20071.13#1
[CLnn 2] Charlie Lennon. Turning the Tune. Charlie Lennon (fiddle, viola, piano, harpsichord, bass, keyboards).
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~200813#1
[HiBs 1] The HiBs. 40 Acre Notch. Jode Dowling (fiddle), Kate Dowling (whistle, flute). For this tune: Kate (flute).
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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 very similar to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #78 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.
On page 57 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #27 in volume 2 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As reel #116 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 28 of [T] Fintan Vallely. Timber. The Flute Tutor. 2nd Edition. [available]
As tune #316 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As tune #73 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [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): 1959