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Tune ID#2545 (Kings of Kerry)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Kings of Kerry about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BgCn (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?BarsMode ?
Slide32A Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Kings of Kerry (4th in set Kings of Kerry on BgCn; for Ballyvourney Jig Set on MISD 7; 1st in set Kings of Kerry on AGrnv 1) (also as single jig) (compare 1st part with 1st part of Sleamhnán na Sróine #2480) (composed in 1989 according to e-mail from Mike Scott, 12 Mar 2006) (composed by Mike Scott, Sharon Shannon, and Steve Wickham)
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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).
~19962#4
[BgCn] Séamus Begley and Stephen Cooney. Meitheal. Séamus Begley (accordion, vocals), Stephen Cooney (guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion, ditjeridú).
~1996A.7#3
[MISD 7] Donncha Lynch Trio. The Magic of Irish Set Dancing. Vol. 7. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogán Lynch (concertina), Donncha Lynch Jr. (guitar).
200219#3
[DLB] Donncha Lynch Band. Timmy 'the Brit' McCarthy's Set Dances of Cork and Kerry. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogan Lynch (concertina), Ronan Lynch (fiddle), Donncha Lynch, Jr. (guitar).
~200611#1
[AGrnv 1] Aoife Granville. Sráid Eoin Shuffle. Aoife Granville (flute, fiddle, whistle, vocals). For this tune: (fiddle).
~200714#2
[Hmdgr] Paul Brock and Enda Scahill. Humdinger. Paul Brock (accordion), Enda Scahill (banjo, mandolin).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Denis O'Keeffe's
BgCn, MISD 7, DLB
Chase Me Charlie
Hmdgr
Played beforeOn Albums
Gale Bridge
MISD 7
Wing Commander Donald McKenzie
AGrnv 1

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1996