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Tune ID#396 (Corner House)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Corner House about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording ScE (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Corner House, The / Corner House / The Cornerhouse / An Teach ar an gCoirnéal / A Rainy Day (1st in set Mick Rodden's Reels on HDvls 2) (compare distantly #1556 and compare Crosses of Annagh #421) (composed by Junior Crehan, possibly)

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
~19786#1
[IT 2] The Irish Tradition. The Corner House. Billy McComiskey (accordion), Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), Andy O'Brien (guitar, vocals). For this tune: 1st time Billy McComiskey (concertina). With Mick Moloney (mandolin).
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19925#2
[ScE] Gerry Harrington and Eoghan O'Sullivan. Scéal Eile. Gerry Harrington (fiddle), Eoghan O'Sullivan (accordion). For this tune: Eoghan (Eb flute).
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199412#2
[JDr 1] Joe Derrane with Felix Dolan. Give Us Another. Joe Derrane (accordion), Felix Dolan (piano).
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19942.3#3
[BPower] Brendan Power. New Irish Harmonica. Brendan Power (harmonica). For this tune: (G harmonica), with Chris (mandolin).
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199526#1
[JOL 3] Johnny O'Leary. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. Johnny O'Leary (accordion).
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~19955#2
[WatReeds] Tommy Keane, Jacqueline McCarthy, with Alec Finn. The Wind among the Reeds. Tommy Keane (pipes, whistle), Jacqueline McCarthy (concertina). For this tune: (B pipes), (concertina).
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~19981.2#2
[ESL 1] An Evening in Sliabh Luachra. Volume One. A Collection of Traditional Music and Song from the Sliabh Luachra Area. John Brosnan (accordion), Padraig Buckley (pipes).
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~20008#1
[EOR] Eoin Ó Riabhaigh. Tiomnacht. Handed On. Eoin Ó Riabhaigh (pipes). For this tune: (C# pipes).
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~20028#1
[EON] Eoin O'Neill. In Session. Eoin O'Neill (bouzouki, fiddle). For this tune: Fred Samzun (fiddle).
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20065#2
[MOR 2] Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. Inside Out. Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina).
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20112#1
[HDvls 2] The House Devils. Crossing the Ocean. Matt Fahey (vocals, guitar, bouzouki, resonator guitar), Mat Walklate (harmonica, flute, vocals, whistle, pipes), Andrew Dinan (fiddle), Anthony Haller (double bass). For this tune: Mat Walklate (flute).
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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 #120 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.
As reel #214 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #335 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As tune #33 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): 1963