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Tune ID#275 (Out on the Road)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Out on the Road about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording DMa and SC (identical) (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Out on the Road / Amuigh ar an mBóthar / The Cap and Bell (1st in set Out on the Road on Drv 5; 2nd in Wilbur Hill Set on AcrPond) (composed by Josephine Keegan)
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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).
~19909#1
[DMa] Declan Masterson. Deireadh an Fhómhair. End of the Harvest. Declan Masterson (pipes, whistle).
19968#1
[SC] Gerry Harrington, Eoghan O'Sullivan, Paul de Grae. The Smoky Chimney. Gerry Harrington (fiddle), Eoghan O'Sullivan (accordion, flute), Paul de Grae (guitar).
19997#1
[LD 1] Liz Doherty. Last Orders. Liz Doherty (fiddle).
~199913#1
[Drv 5] Dervish. Midsummer's Night. Cathy Jordan (vocals, bodhrán, bones), Tom Morrow (fiddle, viola, vocals), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Liam Kelly (flute, whistle), Séamus O'Dowd (guitar, fiddle, harmonica, vocals), Michael Holmes (bouzouki), Brian McDonagh (mandola, mandolin, vocals).
200017#3
[KC 2] Kevin Crawford. In Good Company. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle). For this tune: with James Cullinan (fiddle).
~20028#2
[AcrPond] Across the Pond. Across the Pond. Kevin Griffin (banjo), Roger Burridge (fiddle), Michael Shorrock (bouzouki), Quentin Cooper (mandolin, guitar, bass). For this tune: Kevin (banjo).
20197#3
[DOR] Damien O'Reilly. Dúchas. Damien O'Reilly (accordion, melodeon).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Kilcloon
KC 2, DOR
Mossy Banks
AcrPond
Played beforeOn Albums
Sean Maguire's
DMa
Maids in the Meadow
SC
Palm Tree
LD 1
Repeal of the Union
Drv 5

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): 1990