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Tune ID#1457 (Cuffe Street)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Cuffe Street about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording FCssdy (track 11) (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel24ABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Cuffe Street / Old Cuffe Street / Old Cuff St / Cliffs of GlenColmCille / Cliffs of Glen ColmCille (3rd in setThe Tullaghan Lassies on Fdl 2) (parts reversed on A 1 and Dnu 4; both parts doubled on Dnu 4, singled on WatReeds) (compare Reel of Bogie #1662; compare 1st part with 1st part of Flowers of Redhill #649)
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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).
195017#1
[FCssdy] Frank Cassidy. Níl Gar Ann! Frank Cassidy (fiddle).
195311#1
[FCssdy] Frank Cassidy. Níl Gar Ann! Frank Cassidy (fiddle). For this tune: with John Doherty (fiddle).
~198634#1
[CCssdy] Con Cassidy. Traditional Fiddle Music from Donegal. Con Cassidy (fiddle). For this tune: with Dermot McLaughlin (fiddle, octave lower).
~19871#3
[A 1] Frankie Kennedy and Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh. Altan. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Frankie Kennedy (flute).
~19953#1
[WatReeds] Tommy Keane, Jacqueline McCarthy, with Alec Finn. The Wind among the Reeds. Tommy Keane (pipes, whistle), Jacqueline McCarthy (concertina). For this tune: Jacqueline (concertina).
20037#4
[Dnu 4] Danú. The Road Less Travelled. Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh (vocals, flute, whistle), Benny McCarthy (accordion), Donnchadh Gough (bodhrán, pipes), Oisin McAuley (fiddle, vocals), Tom Doorley (flute, whistle, vocals), Eamon Doorley (bouzouki), Donal Clancy (guitar).
~20092#3
[Fdl 2] Fidil. 3. Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (fiddle), Aidan O'Donnell (fiddle), Damien McGeehan (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Cliffs of Glencolumbkille
A 1
Moving Bog
Dnu 4
Tullaghan Lassies
Fdl 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Eileen Curran
WatReeds

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 reel #172 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [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): 1950