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Tune ID#2011 (Up and Away)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Up and Away 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 ?
Polka32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Up and Away / Up & Away / Suas Leat / Casey's / McKenna's Polka 1 (1st in set Casey's on MC; 3rd in set Oh! The Breeches Full of Stitches on Ch 7; 1st in set McKenna's on FlgDub) (also in A or D) (compare tune included here for 2nd and 4th times during 4th figure of dance Orange and Green in book R)
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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).
~19241.17#1
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
19342.13#1
[JMcK] John McKenna. The Music and Life of John McKenna. 'The Buck from the Mountain'. John McKenna (flute, whistle, lilting, vocals). For this tune: (flute), with Michael Gaffney (banjo).
193420#1
[RtHaMtD] Round the House and Mind the Dresser. John McKenna (flute), Michael Gaffney (mandolin-banjo).
~197710#3
[Ch 7] The Chieftains. 7. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle, bones), Seán Keane (fiddle, whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle, bones), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Derek Bell (harp, tiompán, oboe), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán).
~19781.3#1
[FlgDub] Paddy Glackin, Mick Gavin, Michael O'Brien. The Flags of Dublin. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Mick Gavin (flute), Michael O'Brien [known later as:] Mick O'Brien (pipes). For this tune: Mick (flute).
198714#1
[DMeehan] Danny Meehan. Navvy on the Shore. Danny Meehan (fiddle).
~19926#1
[PMcG 1] Paul McGrattan. The Frost Is All Over. Paul McGrattan (flute, whistle).
~19975#1
[MMrch 1] Marcas Ó Murchú. Ó Bhéal go Béal. Marcas Ó Murchú (flute, whistle, vocals). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~20061.16#3
[WFO 3] Wooden Flute Obsession 3. Nicholas McAuliffe (flute), Anne McAuliffe (flute).
~20078#2
[Hmdgr] Paul Brock and Enda Scahill. Humdinger. Paul Brock (accordion), Enda Scahill (banjo, mandolin). For this tune: (melodeon), (mandolin).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Oh! The Britches Full of Stitches
Ch 7
Mountain Pathway
WFO 3
Teelin
Hmdgr
Played beforeOn Albums
Merry Girl
JMcK, RtHaMtD, FlgDub, MMrch 1
Denis Murphy's Polka
MC
Kilfenora Jig
Ch 7
Mountain Pathway
PMcG 1
Julia Clifford's
DMeehan

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 #297#4 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
On page 136 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #85 in volume 3 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 30 of [T] Fintan Vallely. Timber. The Flute Tutor. 2nd Edition. [available]
As tune #60 in [IBPS] Pat Conway. Ireland's Best Polkas and Slides. [available]
On page 301 of [CITM] Fintan Vallely. The Companion to Irish Traditional Music. [available]
On page 239 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As polka #38 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): 1924