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Tune ID#1825 (Stack of Wheat)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Stack of Wheat about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording TJC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Stack of Wheat, The / Stack of Wheat / Stack o' Wheat / An Cruach Cruithneachta / The Little Stack of Wheat / An Staicín Cruithneachta / [Stack of Barley] (3rd in set The Harvest Suite on KMKerry; 3rd in set Stack of Barley Set on CLnn 2, where 2nd part is furthermore used as an intro; 4th in set The Four Stacks (Rye / Oats / Wheat / Barley) on KCrhn) (also in A)

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
193415#2
[IDM 1] Irish Dance Music. Pat Roche's Harp & Shamrock Orchestra.
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19863#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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19921.7#1
[SDI 1] Set Dances of Ireland. Volume 1. Michael Tubridy (flute), Tommy McCarthy (concertina), Junior Crehan (fiddle), Eamon McGivney (fiddle).
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19958#3
[KMKerry] Musique et Musiciens d'Irlande (Killorglin and Miltown, Co Kerry). Music and Musicians of Ireland. Musik und Musiker aus Irland. Tomás O'Sullivan (pipes), Tim Kearns (fiddle).
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~19954#1
[CDrny 3] Chris Droney. The Fertile Rock. Chris Droney (accordion).
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~199813#1
[MMR 2] Mike and Mary Rafferty. The Old Fireside Music. Mike Rafferty (flute, pipes), Mary Rafferty (accordion, whistle). For this tune: 1st time Paddy Rafferty (lilting), then with Mike (flute).
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~20014#4
[KCrhn] Kevin Crehan. An Bhábóg sa Bhádóg. Music from West Clare. Kevin Crehan (fiddle).
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~20071.2#3
[CLnn 2] Charlie Lennon. Turning the Tune. Charlie Lennon (fiddle, viola, piano, harpsichord, bass, keyboards).
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~200718#2
[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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~200715#2
[Hmdgr] Paul Brock and Enda Scahill. Humdinger. Paul Brock (accordion), Enda Scahill (banjo, mandolin). For this tune: Paul Brock (D melodeon).
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20092#1
[RoClare] Riches of Clare. Chris Droney (concertina), Michael Kelleher, Francis Droney, Aine McGrath.
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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 #99 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
As tune #86 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
As tune #77 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].
On page 214 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As hp #52 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #259 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): 1934