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Tune ID#1720 (Sally Gardens)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Sally Gardens about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording RtH (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):
Sally Gardens, The / Na Gairdíní Saileacha / Na Garranta Sailí / Sally Gardens / Sally Garden (for 2nd figure of Connemara Set on JRSLCB 2; as unlisted tune after London Lasses on IBrgd 10) (also in D)

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
~19566#1
[Rnys] The Raineys. The Raineys. Paddy Rainey (fiddle), Stephen Rainey (fiddle), Bridie 'Biddy' Rainey (vocals). For this tune: Stephen Rainey (fiddle).
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~19568#3
[Rnys] The Raineys. The Raineys. Paddy Rainey (fiddle), Stephen Rainey (fiddle), Bridie 'Biddy' Rainey (vocals). For this tune: Paddy Rainey (fiddle).
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~19581#1
[TDMI] Traditional Dance Music of Ireland. The Jimmy Hogan Trio.
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~19627#1
[BG 1] Bobby Gardiner. Memories of Clare. Bobby Gardiner (accordion).
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~197710#1
[BICM] Best of Irish Ceili Music. Disc 5 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Eamon Mitchell Group.
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~19835#1
[JMcKllp] Jim McKillop, Josephine Keegan. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. Jim McKillop (fiddle), Josephine Keegan (piano).
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~19857#2
[IT 3] The Irish Tradition. The Times We've Had. Billy McComiskey (accordion), Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), Andy O'Brien (guitar, vocals). For this tune: Billy McComiskey (accordion).
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~198516#2
[BigSq] The Big Squeeze. Masters of the Celtic Accordion. Billy McComiskey (accordion).
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198612#1
[TJC] Frankie Gavin and Paul Brock. Ómós do Joe Cooley. A Tribute to Joe Cooley. Frankie Gavin (fiddle), Paul Brock (accordion).
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~19861.6#1
[RtH] Round the House. Music for the Sets - Vol. 1. Séamus Meehan (piano accordion), Paul O'Shaughessy (fiddle).
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~199311#1
[TDrty] Tom Doherty. Take the Bull by the Horns. Tom Doherty (accordion). For this tune: with Mary Coogan (banjo), Maureen Doherty Macken (flute).
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~19951#1
[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). For this tune: Conor (accordion).
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~199633#1
[CmA 1] The Coleman Archive Vol. 1: The Living Tradition. Ellie Osbourne (lilting).
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~19961#2
[JB 4] Joe Burke, Charlie Lennon. The Bucks of Oranmore. Joe Burke (accordion), Charlie Lennon (piano).
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~19989#3
[FFH] Far From Home. Tri. Turner Collins (accordion, whistle, vocals), Bob Newton (octave mandolin, mandocello, bodhrán, vocals), Daithi Wolfe (fiddle).
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~199820#1
[JRSLCB 2] Johnny Reidy and the Sliabh Luachra Ceili Band. Music for Set Dancing Vol. II. Johnny Reidy (accordion).
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20011#4
[IBrgd 10] The Irish Brigade (and Friends). Live at the Half Time Rec. Mike Wallace (guitar, bodhrán, bass, vocals), Sean Conway (flute, whistle, guitar, vocals), John Wright (bass), Karie Oberg (vocals), Mike Ryan (dumbek). For this tune: Sean Conway (Bb whistle).
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~20041#2
[JCnly 3] Johnny Connolly. An Mileoidean Scaoilte. Johnny Connolly (melodeon).
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~20076#1
[GCB 2] The Glenside. Take the Floor with The Glenside. Tom Flood (accordion), Johnny Duffy (banjo), Moyra Fraser (keyboard, vocals), Aidan Flood (drums).
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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 #100 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.
As tune #1 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 246 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
As tune #154 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As reel #16 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #5 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 55 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].
On page 93 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #302 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
On page 102 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [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): 1956