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Tune ID#1424 (Nine Points of Roguery)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Nine Points of Roguery about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording TP 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel64AABBCCBBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Nine Points of Roguery, The / Nine Points of Roguery / Naoi nArda na Rógaireachta / The Nine Points to Roguery / The Black Mare of Fanad / The Black Mare of Fannad / The Black Fanad Mare / Láir Dhubh Fhánaid / The Kiltyfanad Reel (2nd in set The Nine Points of Roguery on Boys 3) (the John Doherty setting on JD 4, FMD 1, StryGoes, and in book NF could be considered distinct) (compare Doon Reel #319)
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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).
197412#2
[Boys 3] Boys of the Lough. Live at Passim. Dave Richardson (mandolin, banjo), Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McDonnell [sic for: Cathal McConnell] (flute, whistle), Robin Morton (bodhrán, concertina).
~19766#1
[TP 2] Tommy Peoples and Paul Brady. The High Part of the Road. Tommy Peoples (fiddle), Paul Brady (guitar).
19772#1
[JD 4] John Doherty. Bundle and Go. John Doherty (fiddle).
~199411#1
[SndCmC] The Sound of Coleman Country. Declan Payne (piano accordion), Seamus O'Donnell (flute).
199524#1
[FMD 1] The Fiddle Music of Donegal. Volume One. Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle).
20063#1
[NNW] Eliot Grasso and Dave Cory. North-by-NorthWest. Eliot Grasso (pipes, flute), Dave Cory (banjo, guitar, octave mandolin).
~20116#3
[StryGoes] Seán Tyrrell, Kevin Glackin, Ronan Browne. And So the Story Goes . . .. Seán Tyrrell (banjo, mandolin, mandola, mandocello, mandobass, tenor guitar, vocals), Kevin Glackin (fiddle), Ronan Browne (pipes, flute, whistle, bodhrán).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Oak Tree
Boys 3
Matt Peoples
StryGoes
Played beforeOn Albums
Bean a' Tí ar Lár
TP 2
Molly Bán
SndCmC
Drowsy Maggie
FMD 1
Famous Ballymote
NNW

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 #264 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
As tune #26 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 163 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [available]
On page 65 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [available]
On pages 202-203 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
As tune #50 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes. [available]
As reel #246 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): 1965