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Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#2720 (Bank of Turf)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Bank of Turf about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SK 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe48AABBCCG Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Bank of Turf, The / The Blacksmith's Charm (composed by Pádraig Ó Caoimh)
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cd Discography

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
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[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments). Go to album
19757#1
[JnKlly] John Kelly. Irish Traditional Concertina and Fiddle Music. John Kelly (concertina, fiddle). For this tune: (concertina).
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~197510#1
[SK 1] Seán Keane. Gusty's Frolicks. Seán Keane (fiddle).
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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): 1975