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Tune ID#2560 (Terry 'Cuz' Teahan's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Terry 'Cuz' Teahan's 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 ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Polka32AABBA Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Terry 'Cuz' Teahan's / Cuz Teehan's / Cuz Teahan's Favourite / Teahan's Favorite / Cuz's Favourite / Cuz Teahan's Delight / Ballyhoura Mountains / The Ballinahulla (1) / Mike Buckley's Favourite (3rd in set Dhá Ghabhairín Bhuí on BgCn; 3rd in set Ballyhoura Mountains on NNC 3) (also in G Major or D Major)
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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).
~19786#2
[LC 1] Liz Carroll. A Friend Indeed. Liz Carroll (fiddle).
~199212#3
[BgCn] Séamus Begley and Stephen Cooney. Meitheal. Séamus Begley (accordion, vocals), Stephen Cooney (guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion, ditjeridú).
~199616#1
[DH 1] Dan Herlihy and Friends. The Night of the Fair. Traditional Irish Music from Sliabh Luachra. Dan Herlihy (accordion). For this tune: with Denis O'Connor (banjo).
~20045#5
[Boh 4] Bohola. 4. Jimmy Keane (piano accordion, vocals, foot), Sean Cleland (fiddle), Pat Broaders (dordan, vocals), Kat Eggleston (vocals).
20123#3
[NNC 3] Niamh Ní Charra. Cuz. A Tribute to Terry "Cuz" Teahan. Niamh Ní Charra (fiddle, concertina, vocals, viola). For this tune: (fiddle), with Séamus Begley (accordion), Cathall King (flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Dan Sullivan's
LC 1
Tá Dhá Ghabhairín Buí Agam
BgCn
Scartaglen Polka
Boh 4
Galway Belle
NNC 3
Played beforeOn Albums
Riding on a Load of Hay
LC 1
Padraig O'Keeffe's
DH 1
Ballydesmond Polka
Boh 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 #256 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
On page 39 of [SLoP] Paul Deloughery. Sliabh Luachra on Parade. [available]
As tune #45 in [IBPS] Pat Conway. Ireland's Best Polkas and Slides. [available]
On page 226 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.

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): 1978