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Tune ID#1030 (Turnpike Gate)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Turnpike Gate about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording FG 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Turnpike Gate, The / The Turnpike / Killanan's Fancy / Rogha Uí Chuileanáin / Kilannan's Fancy / Kilannon's / Ryan's Reel / The Moving Bogs / Na Portaigh Chreathacha (the setting titled Danny O'Donnell's on Snchrd could be considered a distinct tune because of particular differences in the 2nd part) (1st in set Ryan's on FG 1; 1st in set The Killavil Fancy on TCB 4) (also in D, doubled)
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Discography cd

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 (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~19778#1
[FG 1] Frankie Gavin and Alec Finn. Frankie Gavin and Alec Finn. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, whistle), Alec Finn (bouzouki).
~199611#1
[PS 5] Patrick Street. Cornerboys. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Andy Irvine (vocals, bouzouki, harmonica, mandolin), Ged Foley (guitar, Northumbrian smallpipes). For this tune: 1st time Ged (guitar), then with Kevin.
199710#1
[JKn 4] James Keane. With Friends Like These. James Keane (accordion). For this tune: with Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
~199722#1
[Shskn 10] Shaskeen. Music for Set Dancing and Listening. Tom Cussen (banjo, mandolin), Benny O'Connor (drums, bodhrán, bongos), Seán Conway (flute, whistle, guitar), Eamonn Cotter (flute), Mike Fahy (guitar), Charlie Harris (accordion), Geraldine Cotter (piano), Carl Hession (piano). For this tune: Tom Cussen (banjo).
~19981.5#2
200615#1
[TCB 4] The Tulla Céilí Band. 60th Anniversary Celebration. Mark Donnellan (fiddle), Martin Hayes (fiddle), Jim Corry (piano), Sean Donnelly (accordion), Michael McKee (accordion), J.J. Conway (flute), Jennifer Lenihan (flute), Martin Glynn (flute), Mick Flanagan (drums).
~20081#1
[Snchrd] Dermy Diamond, Tara Diamond, Dáithí Sproule. Seanchairde. Old Friends. Dermy Diamond (fiddle), Tara Diamond aka Tara Bingham (flute), Dáithí Sproule (guitar).
~20113#2
[JCtBRn] John Carty and Brian Rooney. At Complete Ease. John Carty (fiddle, tenor guitar), Brian Rooney (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Martin Wynne's
ESL 1
Dwyer's Hornpipe
JCtBRn
Played beforeOn Albums
Killavil Fancy
FG 1, JKn 4, Shskn 10, ESL 1, TCB 4, JCtBRn
Dash to Portobello
PS 5
Cedars of Lebanon
Snchrd

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 recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #120 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As tune #23 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #116 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As tune #8 in [P50] Brian and Eithne Vallely. Play 50 Reels. [available]
As reel #39 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #184 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. [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): 1973