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Tune ID#2462 (Barrack Hill)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Barrack Hill about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JOL 3 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars4-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slide32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Barrack Hill / Glen Cottage Slide / The Green Cottage / Green Cottage / Tanglony / The Tanglony / The Cat Jumped into the Mouse's Hole and Didn't Come Down till Morning / The Cat Jumped into the Mouse's Hole and Didn't Come Down 'til Morning / Cat Jumped into the Mouse's Hole and Didn't Come Down till Morning / Mrs. Crotty's / Cnoc an t-Sluaigteac (3rd in set Brendan Begley's Slides on JOS 1; 4th in set Slide Out on Sld 2; 2nd in set Tanglony on KC 3; 4th in set The Tanglony on Yanks 2; 4th in The Green Cottage Selection in book IFMCK) (also in D, also as single jig) (Jackie Daly's unique variant of this tune in E Dorian on MCrJD 2 is included here) (compare as Glin Cottage Polka #736; compare 1st part with 1st part of Katie Scollard's Slide #3107)
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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).
~198710#3
[JOS 1] Jerry O'Sullivan. The Invasion. Jerry O'Sullivan (pipes).
199514#1
[JOL 3] Johnny O'Leary. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. Johnny O'Leary (accordion).
20005#1
[NR] Charlie Piggott and Gerry Harrington. The New Road. Charlie Piggott (accordion), Gerry Harrington (fiddle). For this tune: Gerry Harrington (fiddle).
200012#2
[INS] Hammy Hamilton, Séamus Creagh, Con Ó Drisceoil. It's No Secret. Hammy Hamilton (flute, vocals), Séamus Creagh (fiddle, vocals), Con Ó Drisceoil (accordion, vocals, piano). For this tune: Séamus (fiddle), Con (accordion).
200213#4
[Sld 2] Slide. Harmonic Motion. Aogán Lynch (concertina, whistle, vocals), Daire Bracken (fiddle, strings, guitar, vocals), Mick Broderick (bouzouki, mandolin, vocals), Éamonn de Barra (flute, whistle, bodhrán, piano, harmonium, vocals).
~200910#1
[KClns 2] Kathleen Collins. My Book of Songs. Kathleen Collins (fiddle).
~20129#2
[KC 3] Kevin Crawford. Carrying the Tune. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle). For this tune: (D whistle).
20142.1#4
[Yanks 2] The Yanks. Haymaker. Dan Gurney (accordion), Dylan Foley (fiddle, whistle), Sean Earnest (guitar, bouzouki), Isaac Alderson (flute, pipes, tenor saxophone, whistle).
~20143#1
[MCrJD 2] Jackie Daly and Matt Cranitch. Rolling On. Jackie Daly (accordion), Matt Cranitch (fiddle). For this tune: 1st time Jackie (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Nicholas McAuliffe's
JOS 1, INS
Worn Torn Petticoat
Sld 2
Taylor's Fancy
KC 3
Where Is the Cat?
Yanks 2
Played beforeOn Albums
If I Had a Wife
JOL 3
Danny Ab's Slide
NR
O'Connor's
Sld 2
Get Up Old Woman and Shake Yourself
KClns 2
Clancy's Jig
KC 3
Seamus Creagh's Slide
MCrJD 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.
As tune #410 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #250 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
On page 58 of [IFMCK] Drew Beisswenger. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. [available]
As tune #320 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [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): 1907