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Tune ID#1019 (Kerry No. 2)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Kerry No. 2 about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording WFO 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Polka32AABBE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Kerry No. 2 / McElroy's Fancy / Pat Hogan's Two / Tony Lows (title The Wrong Turn invented by me and used in Madison, Wisconsin sessions) (2nd in set Stanfield's Polkas on WFO 2) (also in A Mix) (1st part same as 1st part of Tom Billy Murphy's #6595)
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Discography cd

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

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~20032.9#2
[WFO 2] Wooden Flute Obsession 2. Leslie Bingham (flute).

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Mist on the Glen
WFO 2

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 musical matches to this tune as played on the recording listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #81 in volume 3 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 58 of [SLoP] Paul Deloughery. Sliabh Luachra on Parade. [available]
As polka #7 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As polka #22 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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): 1974