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Tune ID#168 (Rogha an Ghabha)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Rogha an Ghabha about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JD 3 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Rogha an Ghabha / Rogha an Gabha / The Blacksmith's Fancy / The Blacksmith's Forge / The Crib of Perches
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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).
~194624#1
[FCssdy] Frank Cassidy. Níl Gar Ann! Frank Cassidy (fiddle). For this tune: with John Doherty (fiddle).
197425#1
[JD 3] John Doherty. The Celebrated Recordings. John Doherty (fiddle, vocals).
~19877#1
[A 1] Frankie Kennedy and Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh. Altan. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Frankie Kennedy (flute).
20018#1
[Dnu 3] Danú. All Things Considered. Tom Doorley (flute, whistle), Eamon Doorley (bouzouki, mandola), Brendan McCarthy (accordion, harmonica), Oisin MacAuley (fiddle, vocals, guitar), Jesse Smith (fiddle, viola), Noel Ryan (guitar), Donnchadh Gough (bodhrán, pipes), Ciarán Ó Gealbháin (vocals, piano accordion).
~20129#1
[JDwyer] John Dwyer. The Dursey Sound. John Dwyer (fiddle). For this tune: with Neil Byrne (fiddle), Lia Byrne (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Paddy Ryan's Dream
JD 3
Charlie O'Donnell's
A 1
Mountain Lark
Dnu 3
Slate Roof
JDwyer

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 11 of [SK] Sean Keane. Fifty Fiddle Solos. [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): 1946