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Tune ID#2229 (Up to Your Knees in Sand)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Up to Your Knees in Sand about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BC 4 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Up to Your Knees in Sand / Chuig na Glúine i nGaineamh Thú / Up to Your Neck in Sand / The West Clare (also singled)
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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).
~19758#2
[BC 4] Bobby Casey. Maestro. Bobby Casey (fiddle). For this tune: with John Kelly Sr. (fiddle), Joe Ryan (fiddle).
~19798#4
[MB 1] Mary Bergin. Feadóga Stáin. Traditional Irish Music on the Tin Whistle. Mary Bergin (whistle). For this tune: (Eb whistle).
199712#1
[PS 6] Patrick Street. Made in Cork. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Andy Irvine (mandolin, bouzouki, harmonica, vocals), Ged Foley (guitar, backing vocals).
~20002#1
[JLavelle] John Lavelle. @Home Alone. John Lavelle (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Miss McDonald
BC 4
I Wish I Never Saw You
MB 1
Played beforeOn Albums
McGovern's Favourite
PS 6, JLavelle

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 #159 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
On page 45 of [SK] Sean Keane. Fifty Fiddle Solos. [available]
As reel #343 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): 1975