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Tune ID#2700 (Athol Brose)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Athol Brose 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 8 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Mode ?
StrathspeyA Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Athol Brose, The (compare Dogs among the Bushes #524) (composed by Red Rob McIntosh or Niel Gow?) [This tune is not (yet?) part of the Irish tradition, but belongs rather to Cape Breton music.]

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
~19788#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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~19968#1
[JK 3] James Kelly. Traditional Irish Music. James Kelly (fiddle).
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Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that sound very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1978