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Tune ID#2282 (Across the Black River)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Across the Black River about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording CFF 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Across the Black River (1st in set Black River on Lu 6 and Lu 7) (also in B or A) (composed by Kevin Burke)
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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).
19985#2
[CFF 2] Kevin Burke / Johnny Cunningham / Christian Lemaître / Soïg Siberil. Celtic Fiddle Festival Encore. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Johnny Cunningham (fiddle), Christian Lemaître (fiddle), Soïg Siberil (guitar). For this tune: Kevin.
~20052#1
[InTndm] Kevin Burke and Ged Foley. In Tandem. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Ged Foley (guitar, vocals).
~20067#1
[Lu 6] Lúnasa. . Trevor Hutchinson (double bass), Sean Smyth (fiddle, whistle), Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhran), Cillian Vallely (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (F whistles).
~20067#1
[Lu 7] Lúnasa. The Story So Far .... Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhran), Sean Smyth (fiddle, whistle), Cillian Vallely (pipes, whistle), Mike McGoldrick (flute, pipes), John McSherry (pipes), Donogh Hennessy (guitar), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass, cello), Paul Meehan (guitar). For this tune: (F whistles).
~20077#2
[KB ABR] Kevin Burke and Cal Scott. Across the Black River. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Cal Scott (guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, mountain dulcimer). For this tune: with Michael McGoldrick (flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Up in the Air
CFF 2
Last Train from Loughrea
KB ABR
Played beforeOn Albums
Iain MacDonald's
Lu 6, Lu 7
All in Good Time
CFF 2
Páidín Ó Raifeartaigh
InTndm

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1998