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Tune ID#2564 (Terry 'Cuz' Teahan's Polka)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Terry 'Cuz' Teahan's Polka about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SN 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Polka32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Terry 'Cuz' Teahan's Polka / Cousin's Delight / Ann Sheehy McAuliffe / Anne Sheehy McAuliffe's (for 3rd figure of The West Kerry Set on JRSLCB 2; 1st in set Mickey Chewing Bubblegum on NNC 3) (also in D; note different setting of 1st part on DH 1)
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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).
~19968#2
[DH 1] Dan Herlihy and Friends. The Night of the Fair. Traditional Irish Music from Sliabh Luachra. Dan Herlihy (accordion).
~19961#1
[SN 1] Sliabh Notes. Sliabh Notes. Dónal Murphy (accordion), Matt Cranitch (fiddle), Tommy O'Sullivan (guitar, vocals).
~199816#2
[JRSLCB 2] Johnny Reidy and the Sliabh Luachra Ceili Band. Music for Set Dancing Vol. II. Johnny Reidy (accordion).
200211#1
[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).
20127#1
[NNC 3] Niamh Ní Charra. Cuz. A Tribute to Terry "Cuz" Teahan. Niamh Ní Charra (fiddle, concertina, vocals, viola). For this tune: (concertina, fiddle), with Anne Sheehy McAuliffe (flute), Nicky McAuliffe (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Nell Fees
DH 1
Peg Ryan's
JRSLCB 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Murphy's Polka
SN 1
Maid of Ardagh
JRSLCB 2
Mickey Chewing Bubblegum
NNC 3

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.
On page 36 of [SLoP] Paul Deloughery. Sliabh Luachra on Parade. [available]
As tune #14 in [IBPS] Pat Conway. Ireland's Best Polkas and Slides. [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): 1987