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Tune ID#2536 (New Road)

Transcription of first 2 bars of New Road about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SCnly 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel48AABBCCD Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
New Road, The / An Bóthar Nua (also singled, setting in book 1850 lacks 2nd part) (compare 1st 2 parts with Tap the Barrel #3087 and Corney Is Coming #397; compare 1st and 3rd parts with Bride's to Bed #7008)
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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).
~19885#2
[SCnly 1] Séamus Connolly. Notes from My Mind. Séamus Connolly (fiddle).
200013#1
[NR] Charlie Piggott and Gerry Harrington. The New Road. Charlie Piggott (accordion), Gerry Harrington (fiddle).
20039#1
[Mona] Live at Mona's. Patrick Ourceau (fiddle), Dana Lyn (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Corn Stack
SCnly 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Old Man's Blackthorn Stick
NR
Ladies' Pantalettes
Mona

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 #1250 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #523 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 105 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [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