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Tune ID#1752 (Seanbhean bhocht)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Seanbhean bhocht about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MvC 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Seanbhean bhocht / Sean Bean Bhocht / An Sean Bean Bhocht / The Shan Van Vocht / The Poor Old Woman / Jerry Daly's Hornpipe / Jerry Daly's / Bobby Casey's / The Bush Hornpipe (also in Mixolydian) (compare song #6658 and compare Tomgraney Castle #3247)
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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).
19763#1
[JsMcD] Josie McDermott. Darby's Farewell. Josie McDermott (flute, whistle, vocals). For this tune: (flute).
1978B.5#1
[ECahill] Eddie Cahill. Ah! Surely. Eddie Cahill (flute).
19946#1
[MvC 1] Moving Cloud. Moving Cloud. Paul Brock (accordion), Maeve Donnelly (fiddle, viola), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Kevin Crawford (flute and percussion), Carl Hession (piano).
~20068#1
[CrnrHs 2] Corner House. The Friendly Visit. Davey Mathias (guitar), Andi Hearn (fiddle, vocals). For this tune: Andi (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Dunphy's Hornpipe
JsMcD, ECahill
Sweeney's Hornpipe
MvC 1
Friendly Visit
CrnrHs 2

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 #1590 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #1591 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #836 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #228 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #229 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #90 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
On page 171 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As hp #47 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): 1903