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Tune ID#2368 (Gillan's Apples)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Gillan's Apples about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Ch 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Gillan's Apples / Úllaí Uí Ghiolláin / Gillian's Apples / Gillian's Apple / The Humors of Dingle / Apples in Winter / The Castle Jig / Fruit for Ladies / Rouse the Grouse / Rise the Grouse / The Longford Jig / Jackson's Growling Cat (2nd in set The Churn of Buttermilk on CtL) (also in D) (compare with 1st two parts of Gillan's Apples #719)
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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).
~196719#1
[PKlly] Patrick Kelly. Patrick Kelly From Cree. Fiddle Music. Patrick Kelly (fiddle).
19691#2
[Ch 2] The Chieftains. 2. Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle), Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle), Peadar Mercier (bodhrán, bones), Seán Keane (fiddle).
~19797#3
~198113#2
[CtL] Peg McGrath, Mary Mulholland, Kathleen Smyth. Cherish the Ladies. Disc 9 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Peg McGrath (flute), Kathleen Smyth (fiddle), Mary Mulholland (piano).
~20002.5#3
[WFO 2] Wooden Flute Obsession 2. Justin Murphy (flute).
201412#1
[Unfldg] Unfolding. Young Music from East Clare. Tulóg Céilí Band: Rosa Carroll (fiddle), Cliona Donnellan (fiddle), Aine Murphy (fiddle), Eve O'Connor (fiddle), Naoise O'Sullivan (fiddle), Clodagh O'Farrell (fiddle), Aisling McMahon (flute), Stephe.
~201416#1
[RBysFam] Randal Bays and Family. A Rake of Tunes. Randal Bays (fiddle), Susan Waters (fiddle), Willie Bays (flute), Owen Bays (concertina). For this tune: Randal (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Banish Misfortune
Ch 2
MillpondCtL
Old Grey Goose
BICM
Contentment Is Wealth
WFO 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Sporting Pitchfork
RBysFam

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 #1044 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #253 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #7 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
As tune #22 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
As tune #39 in volume 2 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 60 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 75 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As jig #28 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #24 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 83 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 139 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #42 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): 1903