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Tune ID#2485 (House in the Glen)

Transcription of first 2 bars of House in the Glen about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MoD (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
House in the Glen, The / An Teach sa Ghleann / The Little House in the Glen / The Peacock's Feather / Cleite na Péacóige / The Peacock's Feathers / The Lark in the Morning / The Morning Lark / Cooley's (2nd in set for 1st figure of Taille Mhara Jig Set on MISD 7; 1st in set Cooleys Jigs on KHys 1; 1st in set Joe Cooley's on KHys 2 track 8; 3rd in set Cailleach an Airgead on Cran 5, although there we only hear the 1st part of this tune combined with the 2nd part of tune #525) (also in E or C) (almost the same as An Buachaillín Buí #6600 except in the signature bars 2 through 4; compare reversed parts with Spotted Cow #4887; compare 1st part with 1st part of Pádraig's Lark in the Morning #4235; compare 2nd part with 4th part of Lark in the Morning #1091)
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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).
~19889#2
[NH 1] Noel Hill. The Irish Concertina. Noel Hill (concertina).
~198916#1
[JOL 2] Johnny O'Leary. An Calmfhear. The Trooper. Johnny O'Leary (accordion).
19902#1
[COG 1] Conal O Gráda. The Top of Coom. Conal Ó Gráda (flute).
199311#1
[MoD] Tony Mac Mahon, Noel Hill, Iarla Ó Lionáird. Music of Dreams. Tony Mac Mahon (accordion), Noel Hill (concertina), Iarla Ó Lionáird (vocals).
~1996B.1#2
[MISD 7] Donncha Lynch Trio. The Magic of Irish Set Dancing. Vol. 7. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogán Lynch (concertina), Donncha Lynch Jr. (guitar).
19974#2
[Beg 1] Beginish. Beginish. Paul McGrattan (flute), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle), Brendan Begley (accordion, vocals), Noel O'Grady (bouzouki).
~20004#2
[MMcNmr 2] Mary MacNamara. The Blackberry Blossom. Mary MacNamara (concertina). For this tune: (Ab/Eb concertina).
200114#1
[KHys 1] Kitty Hayes. A Touch of Clare. Kitty Hayes (concertina). For this tune: with Yvonne Casey (fiddle).
~200411#1
[OMcD 1] Oisín Mac Diarmada. Ar an bhFidil. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, whistle).
200610#1
[TCB 4] The Tulla Céilí Band. 60th Anniversary Celebration. Mark Donnellan (fiddle), Martin Hayes (fiddle), Jim Corry (piano), Sean Donnelly (accordion), Michael McKee (accordion), J.J. Conway (flute), Jennifer Lenihan (flute), Martin Glynn (flute), Mick Flanagan (drums).
~200616#3
[DCB 1] The Doon Céilí Band. Around the World for Sport. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Kate Dowling (flute), Laura MacKenzie (flute), Brian Miller (flute), Jode Dowling (fiddle), Django Amerson (fiddle), Sean Egan (piano).
20071#1
[AbsIr] Absolutely Irish. Mac Benford (banjo, vocals), Darrah Carr (feet), Liz Carroll (fiddle), Karan Casey (vocals), Brendan Dolan (piano), John Doyle (guitar, bouzouki, vocals), Seamus Egan (banjo, flute), Eileen Ivers (fiddle), Rhys Jones (fiddle, guitar, vocals), Joanie Madden (flute, whistle), Billy McComiskey (accordion), Susan McKeown (vocals), Mick Moloney (banjo, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Robbie O'Connell (vocals, guitar), Niall O'Leary (feet), Jerry O'Sullivan (pipes, whistle), Mike Rafferty (flute), Athena Tergis (fiddle).
20071#1
[KHys 2] Kitty Hayes. Remembered. In Concert in Glór and Bantry House. Kitty Hayes (concertina). For this tune: with Martin Hayes (fiddle).
20078#1
[KHys 2] Kitty Hayes. Remembered. In Concert in Glór and Bantry House. Kitty Hayes (concertina). For this tune: with Peter Laban (C pipes), Mick Kinsella (harmonica), Josephine Marsh (accordion).
~20074#1
[TAM] Joe Burke, Brian Conway and Felix Dolan. A Tribute to Andy McGann. Joe Burke (accordion), Brian Conway (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano).
~200815#1
[HiBs 1] The HiBs. 40 Acre Notch. Jode Dowling (fiddle), Kate Dowling (whistle, flute). For this tune: Martin McHugh (accordion), Kate (whistle).
20125#2
[CtNGn] Caitlín Nic Gabhann. Caitlín. Caitlín Nic Gabhann (concertina, dance). For this tune: (Bb/F concertina).
~20142#3
[Cran 5] Cran. Dally and Stray. Seán Corcoran (vocals, mandocello), Desi Wilkinson (flute, whistle, pipes, vocals), Ronan Browne (pipes, flute, whistle, vocals).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Gold Ring
NH 1
Kitty Lie Over
MISD 7
Apples in Winter
Beg 1
Tatter Jack Walsh
MMcNmr 2
Hungry Rocks
DCB 1
Bó na Leath-Adhairce
CtNGn
Winnie Hayes's Jig
Cran 5
Played beforeOn Albums
Seamus Cooley's Jig
MoD, KHys 1, TCB 4, AbsIr, KHys 2, HiBs 1, CtNGn
Petticoat Loose
COG 1
Boys of Tandragee
MISD 7
Johnny O'Leary's
Beg 1
Tony Kenny'sOMcD 1
Cliffs of Moher
KHys 2
Manning's Jig
TAM

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 #897 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #144 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #112 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
On page 39 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #125 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): 1903