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Tune ID#2410 (Siege of Ennis)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Siege of Ennis about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording CBt (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Polka32AABCG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Siege of Ennis, The / Suide na h-Inse / The Croppies' March / Freedom for Ireland / Ballyneety / The Ceanngulla Polka / Ceangulla / Banks of Inverness / The Lark's Nest / Úna Brady's / The Kerry No. 4 (1st in Freedom for Ireland Polka Set on KR) (also in D or C or A, also with 2, 3, or 5 parts) (compare reel Kerryman's Daughter #1021)

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
~19041.10#1
[FONC] The Francis O'Neill Cylinders. Thirty-two Recordings of Irish Traditional Music in America circa 1904. Patsy Touhey (pipes).
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~19331#1
[OTUS2] Oldtime Records. Vol. 2. U.S. Recordings. Traditional Irish Recordings from 1923 to 1947. Edward Meehan's Rosaleen Orchestra: Eddie Meehan (accordion), unknown (fiddle).
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~195716#1
[KR] Kevin Rowsome. The Rowsome Tradition. Kevin Rowsome (pipes). For this tune: Leo, Leon, and Liam (pipes).
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~19976#2
[CBt] Celtic Beat. Traditional Music from Ireland. Jason O'Rourke (concertina).
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~200020#2
[BICM] Best of Irish Ceili Music. Disc 5 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Fred Hanna Ceili Band (accordion).
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~20045#3 (6:20)
[Boh 4] Bohola. 4. Jimmy Keane (piano accordion, vocals, foot), Sean Cleland (fiddle), Pat Broaders (dordan, vocals), Kat Eggleston (vocals).
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~20088#2
[HiBs 1] The HiBs. 40 Acre Notch. Jode Dowling (fiddle), Kate Dowling (whistle, flute). For this tune: Jode (fiddle), Kate (whistle).
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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 #1815 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #139 in volume 3 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #196#5#1 in volume 3 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #197#5#2 in volume 3 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
On page 47 of [SLoP] Paul Deloughery. Sliabh Luachra on Parade.
As tune #166 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As tune #68 in [IBPS] Pat Conway. Ireland's Best Polkas and Slides. [available]
As polka #41 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #57 in [DM 4] Dave Mallinson. 100 Vital Irish Session Tunes. [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