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Tune ID#238 (Bryan O'Lynn)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Bryan O'Lynn about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MG (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Bryan O'Lynn / Bryan O'Linn / Brian O'Lynn / The Planting Stick / An Sean Fhear Cochailleach / The Cockled Old Man / Hitler's Downfall / The Banks of Lough Gowna / Bruacha Loch Gabhna (also in G Minor, also reversed parts) (compare Magpie in the Tree #3025, compare Put on Your Clothes #2467, compare 1st part with 1st part of Old John's Jig #1465, and compare 2nd part with 2nd part of Petticoat Loose #1700)

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
~195923#2
[MG] Milestone at the Garden. Irish Fiddle Masters from the 78 RPM Era. Paddy Canny (fiddle).
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19602.6#2
[SltSdt] Seoltaí Séidte. Setting Sail. Paddy Canny (fiddle).
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~19792#2
[Plx 5] Planxty. After the Break. Christy Moore (vocals, guitar, harmonium, bodhrán), Donal Lunny (blarge, guitar), Andy Irvine (vocals, mandolin, mandola, hurdy gurdy, bouzouki), Liam O'Flynn (pipes, whistle), Matt Molloy (flute, whistle). For this tune: Liam O'Flynn (pipes).
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~19988#1
[JMcE] John McEvoy. Returning. John McEvoy (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.
As tune #881 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #221 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 429 of [IMM] Francis O'Neill. Irish Minstrels and Musicians. [available]
As tune #127 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
On page 16 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #2 in volume 3 of [LPTW] Eithne Vallely. Learn to Play the Tin Whistle. [available]
As tune #125 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
On page 37 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As jig #14 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #231 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