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Tune ID#2077 (Wind that Shakes the Barley)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Wind that Shakes the Barley about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JB 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Wind that Shakes the Barley, The / Wind that Shakes the Barley / An Ghaoth a Bhogann an Eorna / An Ghaoth a Bhogann / An Gaoth A Chroitheanna An Eorna / An Ghaoth a Chroitheann an Eorna / An Ghaoth a Chorraíonn an Eorna / I Sat within the Valley Green / I Sat In The Valley Green / The Kerry Lasses / Rolling Down the Hill (3rd in set Scottish Barley on TOCAM) (also in G, also doubled) (also as songs The Donavons; If I Were A Young Maid) (compare as song #5943; compare 1st part with 1st part of Roll Her on the Mountain #6580)

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
19171.5#1
[PJConlon] Peter J. Conlon. The Genius of Peter Conlon. 78 RPM Recordings from 1917-1929. Peter J. Conlon (melodeon).
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19601#1
[ECr] Elizabeth Crotty. Concertina Music from West Clare. Elizabeth Crotty (concertina).
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~196914#1
[McDoB] The McDonaghs of Ballinafad and Friends Play Traditional Music of Sligo. Larry McDonagh (flute), Michael Joe McDonagh (fiddle), Tommy Flynn (fiddle).
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~19731#2
[JB 2] Joe Burke with Charlie Lennon. Traditional Music of Ireland. Joe Burke (accordion), with Charlie Lennon (piano).
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~197418#2
[JD 5] John Doherty. The Floating Bow. John Doherty (fiddle).
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~19745#2
[SE 3] Séamus Ennis. The Wandering Minstrel. Seamus Ennis (pipes). For this tune: (C# pipes).
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~197412#2
[GP] The Gentlemen Pipers. Classic Recordings of Irish Traditional Piping. Seamus Ennis.
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~19767#2
[ItS] In the Smoke. Vince O'Halloran (accordion), Des O'Halloran (fiddle).
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~197811#1
[Ch 8] The Chieftains. 8. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle, bones), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Derek Bell (harp, tiompán), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán).
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~197914#3
[MB 1] Mary Bergin. Feadóga Stáin. Traditional Irish Music on the Tin Whistle. Mary Bergin (whistle). For this tune: (low G whistle).
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~19886#3
[NH 1] Noel Hill. The Irish Concertina. Noel Hill (concertina).
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19908#1
[MLIIA] The Boston College Irish Fiddle Festival - My Love Is in America. Tony deMarco (fiddle).
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~19911#1
[GOC 1] Gerry O'Connor. Time to Time. Gerry O'Connor (banjo, guitar, fiddle).
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19942.1#1
[SDI 3] Set Dances of Ireland. Volume III. Michael Tubridy (flute), Tommy McCarthy (concertina), Eamon McGivney (fiddle).
Go to Album
19941.4#2
[BPower] Brendan Power. New Irish Harmonica. Brendan Power (harmonica).
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~19953#3
[CDrny 3] Chris Droney. The Fertile Rock. Chris Droney (accordion).
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~199611#1
[ECotter] Eamonn Cotter. Traditional Irish Music from County Clare. Eamonn Cotter (flute).
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~199711#2
[GL1] The Dance Music of Ireland. Jigs and Reels. Joe Burke.
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~199816#2
[LN 2] Laurence Nugent. Two for Two. Laurence Nugent (flute, whistle). For this tune: (C whistle).
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20014#1
[GrHs] Grey Larsen and Paddy League. The Green House. Grey Larsen (flute, whistle, concertina, harmonium, field organ, piano), Paddy League (bodhrán, guitar). For this tune: (flute).
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~200312#3
[KLO] Mick O'Brien agus Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. Kitty Lie Over. Mick O'Brien (pipes, whistle), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle, whistle). For this tune: (Bb pipes), (fiddle).
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~20046#3
[TCllns 1] Tim Collins. Dancing on Silver. Tim Collins (concertina). For this tune: (Bb/F concertina), with Brian McNamara (C pipes).
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~200511#3
[TOCAM] Tony O'Connell and Andy Morrow. Tony O'Connell and Andy Morrow with Arty McGlynn. Tony O'Connell (concertina), Andy Morrow (fiddle). For this tune: Tony (concertina).
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~20071.9#1
[CLnn 2] Charlie Lennon. Turning the Tune. Charlie Lennon (fiddle, viola, piano, harpsichord, bass, keyboards). For this tune: (viola).
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~20075#6
[KB ABR] Kevin Burke and Cal Scott. Across the Black River. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Cal Scott (guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, mountain dulcimer). For this tune: with Johnny B. Connolly (accordion), Michael McGoldrick (flute).
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20098#1
[RoClare] Riches of Clare. Tony Linnane, Jim O'Connor, Mick Conneely, Johnny 'Ringo' McDonagh.
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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 #1518 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #23 in [Sc] Scottish Fiddle Tunes. [available]
As tune #737 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #199 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #68 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
On page 155 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 12 of [Ba] Betty M. Barlow. Fiddle Tunes for the Violinist. [available]
On page 293 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
On page 32 of [TP] Tommy Peoples. Fifty Irish Fiddle Tunes. [available]
On page 18 of [SK] Sean Keane. Fifty Fiddle Solos. [available]
As tune #24 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 71 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 118 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #352 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #159 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): 1903