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Tune ID#2373 (Staten Island)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Staten Island about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording FtE (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Staten Island / The Staten Island Hornpipe (2nd in set McLaughlin's Flings on FG 2; 2nd in set Dinkie's on Fdl 2) (also as hornpipe or fling)

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
19804#1
[FtE] Dolores Keane and John Faulkner with Eamonn Curran. Farewell to Erin (Farewell to Éirinn). Instruments not specified: Dolores Keane (vocals, etc.), John Faulkner (vocals, etc.), Eamonn Curran (pipes, etc.). For this tune: Eamonn Curran (pipes).
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198310#2
[FG 2] Frankie Gavin. Croch Suas É. Up and Away. Frankie Gavin (flute, fiddle, whistle, accordion). For this tune: (fiddle, flute).
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~200912#2
[Fdl 2] Fidil. 3. Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (fiddle), Aidan O'Donnell (fiddle), Damien McGeehan (fiddle).
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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.
On page 10 of [Ba] Betty M. Barlow. Fiddle Tunes for the Violinist. [available]
On page 266 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
As hp #54 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #255 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): 1977