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Tune ID#1063 (Knocknagow)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Knocknagow about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording CFF 3 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig64AABBCCDDA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Knocknagow / The Knocknagow Jig / Knoc-Na-Gow / Knocknagow No. 2 (also with 3rd and 4th parts as separate tune)
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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).
19935#2
[EI 1] Eileen Ivers. Eileen Ivers. Traditional Irish Music. Eileen Ivers (fiddle, mandolin, rainstick).
19939#2
[GL1] The Dance Music of Ireland. Jigs and Reels. Eileen Ivers (fiddle).
19942#1
[JDr 1] Joe Derrane with Felix Dolan. Give Us Another. Joe Derrane (accordion), Felix Dolan (piano).
~199613#1
[SBw] Folan and Davey. Skin and Bow. Declan Folan (fiddle), Junior Davey (bodhrán).
~19998#1
[DzDnly 1] Dezi Donnelly. Familiar Footsteps. Dezi Donnelly (fiddle).
20014#2
[CFF 3] Celtic Fiddle Festival. Kevin Burke, Johnny Cunningham, Christian Lemaître. Rendezvous. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Johnny Cunningham (fiddle), Christian Lemaître (fiddle). For this tune: Kevin Burke.
~20041#3
[Ovld] Randal Bays and Dáithí Sproule. Overland. Randal Bays (fiddle, guitar), Dáithí Sproule (guitar, vocals).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Humours of Ballyloughlin
EI 1, GL1
Goat in the Green
CFF 3
Humors of Castlecomer
Ovld
Played beforeOn Albums
Contentment Is Wealth
JDr 1
Rambler
SBw
Maid on the Green
DzDnly 1

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 #1113 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #29 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As tune #30 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As tune #44 in volume 4 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #45 in volume 4 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 76 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #66 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [available]
As jig #159 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): 1903