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Tune ID#2576 (Road to Glountane)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Road to Glountane about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MulcFam2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Fling32AABBA Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Road to Glountane, The / The Road to Glauntane / The Road to Glounthane / 'Cuz' Teahan's / "Cuz" Teahan's / Cuz Teahan's / Cous Teehan's / Terry 'Cuz' Teahan's Hornpipe / Terry 'Cuz' Teahan's / Kerry Fling / Joe Bane's / Flaing Joe Bane (2nd in set Molloy's Favourites on SBw; as Gan Ainm on SHernon; 3rd in set The Glountane Highlands on NNC 3) (also in D or G, also as hornpipe or barndance or slow reel) (composed by Terence "Cuz" Teahan in 1964)
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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).
19923#2
[Ch CH] The Chieftains. The Celtic Harp. A Tribute to Edward Bunting with the Belfast Harp Orchestra. Martin Fay (fiddle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán, vocals), Matt Molloy (flute), Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Derek Bell (harp, tiompán, harpsichord).
19958#2
[FSOD] Hervé Cantal, Denis Kersual, Vincent Blin, John Maguire, Gérard Tauzin, J.-Ch. Lequerre. For the Sake of Old Decency. Musique de tradition irlandaise en France. Music of Irish tradition in France. Hervé Cantal (flute, whistle), Denis Kersual (pipes), Vincent Blin (melodeon), John Maguire (vocals), Gérard Tauzin (guitar), J.-Ch. Lequerre (piano). For this tune: Vincent Blin (melodeon), Hervé Cantal (flute).
~19963#2
[MOB] Mick O' Brien. May Morning Dew. Mick O' Brien (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (whistle), with Terry Crehan (fiddle).
~199616#2
[SBw] Folan and Davey. Skin and Bow. Declan Folan (fiddle), Junior Davey (bodhrán).
~19968#2
[SN 1] Sliabh Notes. Sliabh Notes. Dónal Murphy (accordion), Matt Cranitch (fiddle), Tommy O'Sullivan (guitar, vocals).
~19976#1
[SHernon] Seán Hernon. An Nóra Bheag. Seán Hernon (Eb whistle, banjo). For this tune: (banjo), with Johnny Connolly (melodeon).
~19983#1
[JCnly 2] Johnny Connolly. Drioball na Fáinleoige. Johnny Connolly (melodeon, accordion, vocals). For this tune: (melodeon).
~19991#1
[Provd 1] Providence. Providence. John Wynne (flute, whistle), Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina, accordion), Méabh O'Hare (fiddle), Joan McDermott (vocals), Paul Doyle (guitar, bouzouki, vocals).
~20002#2
[LLses 1] The London Lasses and Pete Quinn. The London Lasses and Pete Quinn. Bernie Conneely (banjo), Elaine Conwell (fiddle), Karen Ryan (fiddle, whistle), Sharon Whelton (flute, whistle).
~20046#3 (8:14)
[Boh 4] Bohola. 4. Jimmy Keane (piano accordion, vocals, foot), Sean Cleland (fiddle), Pat Broaders (dordan, vocals), Kat Eggleston (vocals).
~20051#2
[InTndm] Kevin Burke and Ged Foley. In Tandem. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Ged Foley (guitar, vocals).
~20057#2
[MulcFam2] Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy. Notes from the Heart. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, melodeon), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (fiddle, concertina, harp, piano). For this tune: Mick (D melodeon).
~20079#2
[PS 9] Patrick Street. On the Fly. Kevin Burke (fiddle), John Carty (fiddle, flute, banjo), Ged Foley (guitar, vocals), Andy Irvine (mandolin, mandola, bouzouki, harmonica, vocals).
~200811#1
[COG 2] Conal Ó Gráda. Cnoc Buí. Conal Ó Gráda (flute).
20099#2
[CTL 12] Cherish the Ladies. A Star in the East. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle, vocals, harmony vocals), Mary Coogan (guitar, mandolin, banjo), Mirella Murray (accordion), Roisin Dillon (fiddle), Kathleen Boyle (piano, harmony vocals), Michelle Burke (vocals, harmony vocals). For this tune: Roisin Dillon (fiddle).
20097#1
[DPss 2] Dan Possumato. Pulling Out the Stops. Traditional Music and Song of Ireland. Dan Possumato (accordion).
~201117#1
[MOhEn] Micheál Ó hEidhin [with] Steve Cooney and Charlie Lennon. Ceol Sidhe. Shee Music. Micheál Ó hEidhin (concertina), Steve Cooney (guitar), Charlie Lennon (fiddle).
20124#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 Cathall King (flute), Mick Moloney (banjo).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Frank Thornton
MOB, SBw
Long Acre
InTndm, PS 9
Parting of Friends
Ch CH
Orange and Blue
FSOD
Greencastle Hornpipe
SN 1
Stack of Barley
LLses 1
Old Orange Lodge
Boh 4
Joe Bane's Schottische
MulcFam2
Christmas EveCTL 12
Glountane Highland
NNC 3
Played beforeOn Albums
Joe Bane's
MOB
Seán Hernon's
SHernon
Blackbird
JCnly 2
Lar Gavin's Favourite
Provd 1
Glountane Highland
Boh 4
Johnny Henry's
COG 2
North Shore
DPss 2
Poll Ha'penny
MOhEn

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 71 of [Cuz] Terence "Cuz" Teahan with Josh Dunson. The Road to Glountane.
As tune #307 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. [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): 1964