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Tune ID#1758 (Shaskeen)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Shaskeen about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABB'G Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Shaskeen, The / The Shaskeen Reel / An tSeascainn / Ríl Na Seascainne / Shaskeen / The Shaskeen Clog / Seasgun (1st in set The Shaskeen on MC; 2nd in set Ml. Colemans Reels on WyndTrn; as hornpipe in book 1850; Ballinakill Shaskeen, included here on WU, differs in 2nd part) (also in C) (compare as jig #4159 and compare more distantly hornpipe Mullingar Races #1366)
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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).
~19041.3#1
~19049#1
[PT] Patsy Touhey. The Piping of Patsy Touhey. Patsy Touhey (pipes).
19211.5#1
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
192610#2
[FBros] The Flanagan Brothers. The Tunes We Like to Play on Paddy's Day. Joe Flanagan (accordion), Louis Flanagan (guitar, banjo), Mike Flanagan (banjo, vocals, mandolin).
19313#1
[IFM] Past Masters of Irish Fiddle Music. Ballinakill Traditional Dance Players: Jerry Whyte (fiddle), Tommy Whyte (fiddle), Stephen Moloney (flute), Tommy Whelan (flute).
19387#1
[ITWWW] "If There Weren't Any Women in the World". Austin Stack Ceilidhe Band: Edith Cross Moore (fiddle), Leo Redmond (piano), and other unknown fiddlers.
~19441#2
[MC 2] Michael Coleman. The Enduring Magic. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
19668#2
[BC 3] Bobby Casey. The Spirit of West Clare. Bobby Casey (fiddle, whistle).
~19718#2
~197616#2
[ICTM] Ireland. Irlande. James 'Sonny' MacDonagh from Bunanadden, Co. Sligo (flute).
~19861.8#1
[RtH] Round the House. Music for the Sets - Vol. 1. Neillidh Mulligan (C# pipes), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle).
198717#1
[DMeehan] Danny Meehan. Navvy on the Shore. Danny Meehan (fiddle).
~19883#1
[RBPOL 1] Ronan Browne and Peter O'Loughlin. The South West Wind. Traditional Music from County Clare. Ronan Browne (pipes), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle). For this tune: (flute), (flute).
~19939#1
[WU] Martin Mulhaire, Séamus Connolly, Jack Coen. Warming Up. Martin Mulhaire (accordion), Séamus Connolly (fiddle), Jack Coen (flute).
19942.3#4
[SDI 3] Set Dances of Ireland. Volume III. Michael (flute), Tommy (concertina), Eamon (fiddle).
~199419#2
[SndCmC] The Sound of Coleman Country. Peter Horan (flute).
~199517#1
[MMR 1] Mike and Mary Rafferty. The Dangerous Reel. Mike Rafferty (flute, whistle, pipes), Mary Rafferty (accordion, flute, whistle). For this tune: Mike Rafferty (pipes), Mary Rafferty (accordion).
~199611#2
[JOBM 1] Jimmy O'Brien-Moran. Seán Reid's Favourite. Jimmy O'Brien-Moran (pipes). For this tune: (B pipes).
~199717#1
[Shskn 10] Shaskeen. Music for Set Dancing and Listening. Tom Cussen (banjo, mandolin), Benny O'Connor (drums, bodhrán, bongos), Seán Conway (flute, whistle, guitar), Eamonn Cotter (flute), Mike Fahy (guitar), Charlie Harris (accordion), Geraldine Cotter (piano), Carl Hession (piano).
~199717#2
[WyndTrn] Dan Healy and Ciaran O'Raghallaigh. The Wyndy Turn. Dan Healy (flute), Ciaran O Raghallaigh (fiddle).
~199911#2
[BRny 1] Brian Rooney. The Godfather. Brian Rooney (fiddle).
~199916#1
[CODnl 1] Colm O'Donnell. Farewell to Evening Dances. Colm O'Donnell (flute, whistle, vocals). For this tune: (flute).
~199913#2
[MtRd] The Mountain Road. A Compilation of Tunes Popular in South Sligo. Harry McGowan (flute), Mick Loftus (flute)..
200210#1
[HB 2] Harry Bradley. As I Carelessly Did Stray. . .. Harry Bradley (flute, whistle). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~20029#1
[SQGH] Séamus Quinn and Gary Hastings. Slán le Loch Eirne. Stories to Tell. Séamus Quinn (fiddle, melodeon, viola, piano), Gary Hastings (flute). For this tune: Séamus (fiddle).
~20042#1
[MRaf] Mike Rafferty. Speed 78. Mike Rafferty (flute, pipes). For this tune: (flute).
~20074#2
[PHGH 2] Peter Horan and Gerry Harrington. The Merry Love to Play. Peter Horan (flute), Gerry Harrington (fiddle).
20099#2
[RoClare] Riches of Clare. Eimear Arkins, Damien O'Reilly, Brian O'Loughlin, Keith O'Loughlin.

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Liffey Banks
MC 2, BC 3, ST BST, WyndTrn, MtRd, PHGH 2
Kiss the Maid behind the Barrel
ICTM, SndCmC
Boys of the Lough
FBros
Old Bush
SDI 3
Ceo na gCnoc
JOBM 1
Sligo Maid
BRny 1
Enchanted Lady
RoClare
Played beforeOn Albums
Bag of Spuds
MC, SndCmC, PHGH 2
Bonnie Kate
ITWWW, HB 2
Ewe Reel
IFM, MRaf
Honeymoon
FBros
Boys of Ballisodare
BC 3
Collier's Reel
RtH
Five-Mile Chase
RBPOL 1
Old Copperplate
WU
Seán Reid's
MMR 1
Lady Anne Montgomery
Shskn 10
Jim Donoghue's
CODnl 1
Sailor's Bonnet
RoClare

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 #1703 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #802 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #110 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
On page 90 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #46 in [LPF] Eithne and Brian Vallely. Learn to Play the Fiddle with Armagh Pipers Club. [available]
On page 42 of [TP] Tommy Peoples. Fifty Irish Fiddle Tunes. [available]
As reel #57 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
In [L] Alan's private loose music.
As tune #67 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 95 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #308 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #11 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [available]
As tune #25 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [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