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Tune ID#259 (Road to Cashel)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Road to Cashel about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording LinL (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Road to Cashel, The / Road to Cashel / Bóthar an Chaisleáin / The Cabin Hunter / An Biadana / The Chestnut Tree (2nd in set Francis John McGovern's on LinL) (compare 1st part with 1st part of Cabin Hunter #258) (composed by Charlie Lennon in the early 1970s)
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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).
~19811.3#1
[Boys 9] Boys of the Lough. In the Tradition. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle, vocals), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern, banjo), Tich Richardson (guitar, acoustic bass guitar).
~19811.6#2
[LinL] Charlie Lennon and Mick O'Connor. Lucky in Love. Charlie Lennon (fiddle), Mick O'Connor (flute). For this tune: Charlie (fiddle).
~19846#3
[KB UC] Kevin Burke. Up Close. Kevin Burke (fiddle). For this tune: with Matt Molloy (flute).
199312#4
[CTL 4] Cherish the Ladies. Out and About. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle, vocals), Mary Coogan (guitar, banjo, bouzouki), Maureen Doherty Macken (accordion, whistle), Winifred Horan (fiddle), Siobhan Egan (fiddle, bodhrán), Cathie Ryan (vocals).
~199617#2
[SBw] Folan and Davey. Skin and Bow. Declan Folan (fiddle), Junior Davey (bodhrán).
~19984#2
[Cian] Cian. Three Shouts from a Hill. Brian Duke (flute), Padraig Rynne (concertina), Tim Murry (guitar, vocals), Damien Quinn (bodhrán, percussion).
19993#1
[MCnnly] Mick Conneely. Selkie. Mick Conneely (fiddle, bouzouki).
20016#2
[Dnu 3] Danú. All Things Considered. Tom Doorley (flute, whistle), Eamon Doorley (bouzouki, mandola), Brendan McCarthy (accordion, harmonica), Oisin MacAuley (fiddle, vocals, guitar), Jesse Smith (fiddle, viola), Noel Ryan (guitar), Donnchadh Gough (bodhrán, pipes), Ciarán Ó Gealbháin (vocals, piano accordion).
~20052#2
[A LG] Altan. Local Ground. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Ciaran Tourish (fiddle, whistle, vocals), Mark Kelly (guitar, bouzouki, vocals), Ciaran Curran (bouzouki, mandolin), Dermot Byrne (accordion), Dáithi Sproule (guitar, vocals). For this tune: (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Gillespie's
LinL, Cian
Molloy's
KB UC
Newmarket
CTL 4
Road to Garrison
SBw
King George IV
Dnu 3
Milkmaid
A LG
Played beforeOn Albums
Charlie Lennon's No. 4
LinL
Man from Bundoran
Boys 9
Out and About
CTL 4
Father Kelly's
Cian
Salthill Prom
MCnnly
Cafferkey's Shine
Dnu 3
Repeal of the Union
A LG

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 reel #326 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As reel #31 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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): 1981