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Tune ID#2097 (Sherwood Forest)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Sherwood Forest about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording CA (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Sherwood Forest / The Sherwood Rangers / Durham Rangers / Pádraig O'Keeffe's Hornpipe (2nd in set Germans on CA) (also as german) (compare 1st part with 1st part of #395)
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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).
~19839#2
[CA] Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Frankie Kennedy. Ceol Aduaidh. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Frankie Kennedy (flute).
~19945#1
[SndCmC] The Sound of Coleman Country. PJ Hernon (accordion), Donal Hernon (fiddle).
~19964#1
[DH 1] Dan Herlihy and Friends. The Night of the Fair. Traditional Irish Music from Sliabh Luachra. Dan Herlihy (accordion).
~199914#1
[CODnl 1] Colm O'Donnell. Farewell to Evening Dances. Colm O'Donnell (flute, whistle, vocals). For this tune: (Bb whistle).
~19995#1
[SN 2] Sliabh Notes. Gleanntán. Dónal Murphy (accordion), Tommy O'Sullivan (guitar, vocals), Matt Cranitch (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
John Mc Kenna's
CA
Played beforeOn Albums
If There Weren't Any Women in the World
CA
Chief O'Neill's Favorite
SndCmC
Dunphy's Hornpipe
DH 1
Boys of Bluehill
CODnl 1
Mickey Callaghan's Fancy
SN 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.
On page 3 of [Ba] Betty M. Barlow. Fiddle Tunes for the Violinist. [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): 1977