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Tune ID#2007 (Gallope)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Gallope about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording DOEI (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Polka32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Gallope, The / An Gallope / Paddy Spillane's / Charlie O'Neill's / The Shelf #2 (2nd in Freedom for Ireland Polka Set on KR; 1st in set Paddy Spilane's on JOL 3; 2nd in set The Shelf on Skylrk 4; 2nd in set Polkas on JReidy 3; as Gan Ainm / An Unnamed Polka on Blasket; as Untitled on DOEI; for 5th figure of dance Off to Skelligs in book R; for dance The Waves of Torey in book MM; for dance The Walls of Limerick in book R; for 5th figure of dance Off to Skelligs in book R) (also in G or A or E)
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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).
~195716#2 (1:10)
[KR] Kevin Rowsome. The Rowsome Tradition. Kevin Rowsome (pipes). For this tune: Leo, Leon, and Liam Rowsome (pipes).
~19811.2#2
[JReidy 3] Johnny Reidy. Full Polka Set. Ireland's Number One. Johnny Reidy (accordion).
~19852#1
[Blasket] Beauty an Oileáin. Music and Song of the Blasket Islands. Muiris Ó Dálaigh (C melodeon).
~19872#1
[BBg 1] Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich. Seana Choirce. Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich (accordion, melodeon). For this tune: (C/C# accordion).
199219#2 (1:25)
~19937#2
[TDrty] Tom Doherty. Take the Bull by the Horns. Tom Doherty (accordion).
199516#1
[JOL 3] Johnny O'Leary. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. Johnny O'Leary (accordion).
~19961#2
[Skylrk 4] Skylark. Raining Bicycles. Máirtín O'Connor (accordion), Gerry O'Connor (fiddle, viola), Len Graham (vocals), Garry Ó Briain (guitar, mandocello, keyboards, vocals).
~200010#2
[MotS 3] Monks of the Screw Trio. Brathar na nÓl. Paudy Scully (flute), Dan Curtain [Curtin] (fiddle), Tim Browne (fiddle).
~200414#2
[OMcD 1] Oisín Mac Diarmada. Ar an bhFidil. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, whistle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
I Have a Bonnet Trimmed with Blue
DOEI, TDrty
Jer O'Connell's
JReidy 3
Shelf
Skylrk 4
Siege of Ennis
KR
John Walsh's
MotS 3
Merry Girl
OMcD 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Jack Reedy's
JReidy 3
I Have a Bonnet Trimmed with Blue
BBg 1
Neilí, an Fuacht
Blasket
Paddy Spillane's
JOL 3
Many a Wild Night
KR

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 #296#5 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #137#2 in volume 3 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #50 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As misc #29 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As polka #102 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [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 only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1927