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Tune ID#2596 (Roosky)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Roosky about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording KHe (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?BarsMode ?
Polka32G Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Roosky, The / Roosky Polka / The Rooskey / Church Street Polka / Polca Shráid na hEaglaise (1st in set The Church Street Polkas on JKn 4) (also with high part as intro, also in E)
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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).
19976#1
[JKn 4] James Keane. With Friends Like These. James Keane (accordion).
~199716#2
[KHe] Kevin Henry. One's Own Place - A Family Tradition. Kevin Henry (flute, whistle, pipes, vocals). For this tune: with Maggie Healy (flute).
~20008#2
[OMBFMO] Oisín Mac Diarmada, Brian Fitzgerald, Micheál Ó Ruanaigh. Traditional Music on Fiddle, Banjo and Harp. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle), Brian Fitzgerald (banjo), Micheál Ó Ruanaigh (harp). For this tune: Oisín (fiddle).
~20033#1
[JCt 4] John Carty. At It Again. John Carty (fiddle).
~20106#1
[CYHCIt] Catherine McEvoy, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. Comb Your Hair and Curl It. Catherine McEvoy (flute), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle), Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
St. Mary's
KHe
Blue Ribbon
OMBFMO
Played beforeOn Albums
Church Street Polka
JKn 4
Tom Morrison's
JCt 4
Ballinafad Polka
CYHCIt

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 the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1997