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Tune ID#2534 (Sheep in the Boat)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Sheep in the Boat about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording KCrhn (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Sheep in the Boat, The / An Chaora sa Bhád / Anach Cuain / Anach Chuain / Eanach Cuain / Eanach Dhúin (also in D or G) (compare original air Anach Cuain #3726) (composed by Martin "Junior" Crehan)
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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).
20009#2
[NR] Charlie Piggott and Gerry Harrington. The New Road. Charlie Piggott (accordion), Gerry Harrington (fiddle).
~20018#2
[KCrhn] Kevin Crehan. An Bhábóg sa Bhádóg. Music from West Clare. Kevin Crehan (fiddle).
~200213#1
[PJCJC] P.J. Crotty, Carol Cullinan, James Cullinan. Happy to Meet. P.J. Crotty (flute), James Cullinan (fiddle), Carol Cullinan (piano).
~20031.3#1
[WFO 2] Wooden Flute Obsession 2. Tara Diamond (C flute).
20082#1
[NtDay] Brett Lipshutz and Randy Lee Gosa. Night and Day. Brett Lipshutz (flute, whistle, bombarde), Randy Lee Gosa (guitar).
~20092#2
[MulcFam3] Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy. Reelin' in Tradition. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, melodeon), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (concertina, fiddle, harp, piano).
~200912#1
[PCrbry] Peter Carberry. Traditional Irish Music from Co. Longford. Peter Carberry (accordion, banjo, tenor guitar). For this tune: (Eb accordion), with Angelina Carberry (banjo).
~20102#2
[Tda 4] Téada. Ceol and Cuimhne. Music and Memory. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, piano), Paul Finn (accordion), Damien Stenson (flute), Seán McElwain (guitar, bouzouki), Tristan Rosenstock (bodhrán).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
One that Was Lost
NR
Anach Cuain
KCrhn
Munster Buttermilk
MulcFam3
Tailor's Thimble
Tda 4
Played beforeOn Albums
Redican's Jig
KCrhn
Hurry the Jug
PJCJC
I Buried My Wife and Danced on Top of Her
WFO 2
Mimi and the New Generation #1
NtDay
James Bourke's
PCrbry
Charlie Mulvihill's
MulcFam3
Cat in the Corner
Tda 4

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 #49 in [CRE 5] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 5.

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 only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1998