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Tune ID#2450 (Connemara Stockings)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Connemara Stockings about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Ch 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Connemara Stockings, The / Connemara Stockings / Connemara Stocking / Connamara Stockings / Conamara Stockings / Winter Apples / Apples in Winter / Galway Reel / The Galway Reel / Kilrush Races / Shannon Breeze / Hobb's Favourite (2nd in set The Auld Blackthorne Reel on IDM 2; 1st in set Kilfenora Reels on KCB 3; 1st in set Kilfenora Selection on MSCB) (also singled, also only 1st part doubled, also in D or C) (compare Reel of Mullinivat #1663)

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.

Click play to hear the first 12 seconds.
Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments). Go to album
192716#2
[IDM 2] Past Masters of Irish Dance Music. Flanagan Brothers: Joe Flanagan (accordion), Mike Flanagan (banjo).
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19551.5#1
[JV] John Vesey. Sligo Fiddler. John Vesey (fiddle).
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~19571.11#1
[JV] John Vesey. Sligo Fiddler. John Vesey (fiddle).
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~19589#1
[KCB 1] The Kilfenora Ceili Band. The Fabulous Kilfenora Ceili Band. P.J. Lynch (fiddle), Gus Tierney (fiddle), Jim McCormack (flute), Gerry Lynch (accordion), P. Mullins, T. Eustace, P. Madigan, Kitty Linnane (piano), G. O'Loughlin (drums).
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~19638#1
[Ch 1] The Chieftains. The Chieftains. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina), Seán Potts (whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle), David Fallon (bodhrán).
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19746#1
[CC] Bernard O'Sullivan and Tommy McMahon. Clare Concertinas. Bernard O'Sullivan (concertina), Tommy McMahon (concertina) except where solos noted.
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197411#1
[RF] Miko, Pakie and Gussie Russell. The Russell Family of Doolin, County Clare. Miko Russell (whistle, flute, vocals), Gussie Russell (whistle), Pakie Russell (concertina). For this tune: Miko (flute), Gussie (whistle), Pakie (concertina).
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~19741#1
[KCB 3] [The Kilfenora Ceili Band]. [The Kilfenora Céilí Band].
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~198111#2
[ApW] Brian Conway and Tony DeMarco. The Apple in Winter. Irish Music in New York. Brian Conway (fiddle), Tony DeMarco (fiddle). For this tune: Tony de Marco.
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~199310#3
[Shskn 6] Shaskeen. My Love Is in America. Tom Cussen (banjo), Benny O'Connor (drums, bodhrán), Sean Conway (flute, whistle, guitar, vocals), Charlie Harris (accordion), Kevin Rohan (fiddle, vocals). For this tune: Sean Conway (high F whistle).
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~19972#3
[OHs 3] Kevin Burke's Open House. Hoof and Mouth. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Mark Graham (harmonica, clarinet, vocals), Paul Kotapish (guitar, mandolin), Sandy Silva (feet).
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~199912#2
[NVall 1] Niall Vallely. Beyond Words. Niall Vallely (concertina, keyboard). For this tune: with Paul Meehan (banjo).
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~20022.2#1
[MSCB] Michael Sexton Ceili Band. Michael Sexton Ceili Band. Michael Sexton (accordion), Caroline Tubridy (fiddle), Pat Curtin (flute), Brian Morgan (flute), Ralph Morgan (banjo), George Byrt (piano), Martin Garrihy (drums).
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~20038#1
[JCt 4] John Carty. At It Again. John Carty (fiddle).
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~201110#1
[PO 4] Paddy O'Brien. Mixing the Punch. Paddy O'Brien (accordion).
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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 #1513 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #732 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #151 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #4 in volume 2 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 153 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 85 of [SLoP] Paul Deloughery. Sliabh Luachra on Parade.
As tune #2 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [available]
As reel #189 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [available]
On page 72 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [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