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Tune ID#1647 (Ratholdran Castle)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Ratholdran Castle about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Tri 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Ratholdran Castle (composed by Billy McComiskey)
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cd Discography

Here is the sole recording of this tune considering only the indexed recordings.

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[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments). Go to album
[Tri 2] Trian. Trian II. Liz Carroll (fiddle), Billy McComiskey (accordion), Dáithí Sproule (guitar, vocals). For this tune: 1st 2 times Billy McComiskey (accordion).
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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): 1995