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Tune ID#1421 (Teelin)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Teelin about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Trc (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Barn dance32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Teelin / The Teelin Polka / Polca Theilinn / Nicky's Archive (1st and 3rd in set The Teelin Polkas on Skylrk 2; 1st in set The Teelin Polkas on HB 3) (also described as a polka)
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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.

Click play below to hear the first 12 seconds.
Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~1989B.4#1
[Skylrk 2] Skylark. All of It. Len Graham (vocals), Garry Ó Briain (guitar, mandocello, keyboards), Gerry O'Connor (fiddle, viola).
~19994#2
[Trc] Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin and Patrick Ourceau. Tracin'. Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin (concertina), Patrick Ourceau (fiddle). For this tune: Patrick (fiddle).
~20065#1
[HB 3] Harry Bradley. The Night-Rambler's Companion. Harry Bradley (flute, whistle). For this tune: with Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle).
~20078#1
[Hmdgr] Paul Brock and Enda Scahill. Humdinger. Paul Brock (accordion), Enda Scahill (banjo, mandolin). For this tune: 1st time Enda (mandolin).
~20149#2
[NnNCsd] Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha. Draoícht na Feadóige. Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha (flute, whistle). For this tune: with Clíodhna Ní Fhiannachta (fiddle), Aisling Ní Fhiannachta (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Lucy Farr's
Trc, NnNCsd
Played beforeOn Albums
[untitled]
Skylrk 2
Please Give a Penny to the Poor Old Man
HB 3
Up and Away
Hmdgr

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1989