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Tune ID#324 (Chums)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Chums about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MOK (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):
Chums (composed by Jerry Holland and Dougie MacDonald) [This tune is not (yet?) part of the Irish tradition, but belongs rather to Cape Breton music.]

cd Discography

Here is the sole recording of this tune considering only the indexed recordings.

Click play to hear the first 12 seconds.
Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments). Go to album
19933#3
[MOK] Máire O'Keeffe. Cóisir. House Party. Máire O'Keeffe (fiddle). For this tune: with Jerry Holland (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): 1993