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Tune ID#1534 (Gollán)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Gollán about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SS 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars4-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slide32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Gollán / The Gullane Slide / The Gullane / Pádraig O'Keeffe's Slide / Padraig O Keefes / O'Keefes / The Four Squares on the Gridle / Sharon Shannon's (1st in set Blackbird on SS 1)
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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).
~19896#1
[JOL 2] Johnny O'Leary. An Calmfhear. The Trooper. Johnny O'Leary (accordion).
~19912#1
[SS 1] Sharon Shannon. Sharon Shannon. Sharon Shannon (accordion, fiddle).
201310#1
[MMcHugh] Martin McHugh. The Master's Choice. Martin McHugh (accordion).
20157#2
[BOLCG] Bryan O'Leary, Colm Guilfoyle. Where the Bog Is. Bryan O'Leary (accordion), Colm Guilfoyle (flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Priest
BOLCG
Played beforeOn Albums
Paudy Scully's
JOL 2
Chase Me Charlie
MMcHugh
Con Carthy's Favourite
BOLCG

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.
On page 26 of [SLoP] Paul Deloughery. Sliabh Luachra on Parade. [available]
As tune #30 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
As tune #107 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [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): 1987