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Tune ID#243 (Bunch of Green Rushes)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Bunch of Green Rushes about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording KB UC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel24ABCD Minor
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Bunch of Green Rushes, The / Bunch of Green Rushes / The Bunch of Rushes (also in D Mixolydian or C Minor or G Mixolydian, also 3rd part doubled) (compare Boys of 25 #4868)
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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).
~1973A.4#1
[AClareSn] Willy Clancy and various. A Clare Session with Willy Clancy and Friends. Willy Clancy (pipes), presumably with Peadar O'Loughlin (flute), Jimmy Ward (banjo), Martin Talty, and others.
19752#1
[JnKlly] John Kelly. Irish Traditional Concertina and Fiddle Music. John Kelly (concertina, fiddle). For this tune: (fiddle, concertina).
~19752.13#2
~19757#2
[4IC] Joe Burke, Finbarr Dwyer, Kevin Loughlin, John Whelan. Pure Irish Traditional Accordion. Session with Four Irish Champions. Joe Burke (accordion), Finbarr Dwyer (accordion), Kevin Loughlin (accordion), John Whelan (accordion). For this tune: John Whelan (accordion).
~19779#1
[FG 1] Frankie Gavin and Alec Finn. Frankie Gavin and Alec Finn. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, whistle), Alec Finn (bouzouki).
~19844#2
[KB UC] Kevin Burke. Up Close. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
~19854#1
[TP 8] Tommy Peoples. Waiting for a Call. Tommy Peoples (fiddle). For this tune: with Alec Finn (bouzouki).
199210#1
[JRyan] Joe Ryan. An Buachaill Dreoite. Joe Ryan (fiddle).
~199913#3
[Provd 1] Providence. Providence. John Wynne (flute, whistle), Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina, accordion), Méabh O'Hare (fiddle), Joan McDermott (vocals), Paul Doyle (guitar, bouzouki, vocals).
20033#1
[Mona] Live at Mona's. Patrick Ourceau (fiddle).
~20046#3
[DLyn] Dana Lyn. Looking for the Early Opener. Dana Lyn (fiddle, viola, piano).
~20112#1
[JCtBRn] John Carty and Brian Rooney. At Complete Ease. John Carty (fiddle, tenor guitar), Brian Rooney (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Trip to Birmingham
FTIM, 4IC
Tuttle's Reel
KB UC
Toss the Feathers
Provd 1
Heights of Muingbhathá
DLyn
Played beforeOn Albums
Mother's Delight
FG 1
Maids of Mitchelstown
KB UC
Sporting Nell
JRyan
I'm Waiting for You
Provd 1
Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire
TP 8
Humours of Toomagh
Mona
Stone in the Field
JCtBRn

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 #19 in [SIMB] Tony Sullivan. Sully's Irish Music Book. [available]
As reel #93 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As reel #28 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): 1973