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Tune ID#2776 (Thrush in the Bush)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Thrush in the Bush about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording KCB 5 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Thrush in the Bush / The Thrush in the Bush / An Smólach sa Sceach / Keegan's (3rd in set The '95 Jigs on KCB 5) (composed by Josephine Keegan)
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Discography cd

Here is the sole recording of this tune considering only the indexed recordings.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~19972#3
[KCB 5] The Kilfenora Céili Band. Set on Stone. Aidan McMahon (fiddle), Anne Marie McCormack (fiddle), Anne Rynne (fiddle), Garry Shannon (flute), Anthony Quigney (flute), Conor McCarthy (accordion), John Lynch (banjo), Tim Collins (concertina), Fintan McMahon (piano), Sean Griffin (drums), Paul O'Driscoll (double bass).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Frost Is All Over
KCB 5

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 recording listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #13 in [CRE 5] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 5.
As jig #73 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #108 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): 1977