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Tune ID#1046 (Kinnegad Slashers)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Kinnegad Slashers about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording KOS (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig48AABBCCD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Kinnegad Slashers, The / The Kinegad Slashers / The Leitrim Slashers / The Land of Sweet Erin / The Land of Sweet Érin / Bannocks of Barley Meal / The Powers of Whiskey / Powers of Whiskey / O, An Irishman's Heart / O! Merry Am I / Paddy Digging for "Goold" / The Twin Sisters (often without 3rd part)
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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).
~1981A.2#3
[SA] James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien, Daithi Sproule. Spring in the Air. James Kelly (fiddle), Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Daithi Sproule (guitar, vocals).
~198116#3
[KOS] James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien, Daithi Sproule. Traditional Music of Ireland. James Kelly (fiddle), Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Daithi Sproule (vocals, guitar).
~19894#1
[DBDL] Ben Lennon, Séamus Quinn, Gabriel McArdle, Ciarán Curran. Dog Big and Dog Little. Ben Lennon (fiddle), Séamus Quinn (fiddle, accordion, piano), Gabriel McArdle (concertina, song), Ciarán Curran (cittern).
19933#2
[CTL 4] Cherish the Ladies. Out and About. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle, vocals), Mary Coogan (guitar, banjo, bouzouki), Maureen Doherty Macken (accordion, whistle), Winifred Horan (fiddle), Siobhan Egan (fiddle, bodhrán), Cathie Ryan (vocals).
~199911#1
[Trc] Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin and Patrick Ourceau. Tracin'. Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin (concertina), Patrick Ourceau (fiddle). For this tune: (fiddle), (C/G concertina).
20013#1
[Dnu 3] Danú. All Things Considered. Tom Doorley (flute, whistle), Eamon Doorley (bouzouki, mandola), Brendan McCarthy (accordion, harmonica), Oisin MacAuley (fiddle, vocals, guitar), Jesse Smith (fiddle, viola), Noel Ryan (guitar), Donnchadh Gough (bodhrán, pipes), Ciarán Ó Gealbháin (vocals, piano accordion).
20027#1
[HB 2] Harry Bradley. As I Carelessly Did Stray. . .. Harry Bradley (flute, whistle). For this tune: (flute).
~20102#1
[NcGvsky] NicGaviskey. Home away from Home. Sean Gavin (flute), Bernadette Nic Gabhann (fiddle), Caitlín Nic Gabhann (concertina), Sean McComiskey (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Mrs. Cooty's
SA, KOS
Ladies of Carrick
CTL 4
Played beforeOn Albums
Sally Lennon's Jig
DBDL
Old Man Dillon
CTL 4
Humours of Ennistymon
Trc
Young Tom Ennis
Dnu 3
High Jig
HB 2
Gallant Boys of Tipperary
NcGvsky

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 #901 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #148 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 40 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [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): 1903