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Tune ID#2920 (Port Chúil Aodha)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Port Chúil Aodha about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JCnly 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Port Chúil Aodha / Poirt Chúil Aodha / Port Cúil Aodha / The Cúil Aodha / Cuil Aodha Jig / Cúil Aodha / Cúil Aodh / Cuil Aodh Jig / Cúl Aodh Jig / Cul Aodh Jig / Culaodha Jig / The Coolea Jig / Coolea / Amhran a Tae / Geantraí / The Maid that Cut Off the Chicken's Lips / Máthair Mo Chéile (also in G or A; also as fling Flaing Chúil Aodha on track 7 of KitRec) (untitled following Bainne an Ghabhair Bháin on Beg 2)
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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).
~19841#1
[BBow 1] Jackie Daly, Séamus & Manus McGuire. Buttons and Bows. Jackie Daly (accordion, concertina), Séamus McGuire (fiddle, viola), Manus McGuire (fiddle).
~19862.6#2
[RtH] Round the House. Music for the Sets - Vol. 1. Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich (accordion), Gerry Bevan (fiddle).
~19938#1
[JCnly 1] Johnny Connolly. An tOileán Aerach. Johnny Connolly (melodeon). For this tune: (D melodeon).
~19958#1
[WatReeds] Tommy Keane, Jacqueline McCarthy, with Alec Finn. The Wind among the Reeds. Tommy Keane (pipes, whistle), Jacqueline McCarthy (concertina). For this tune: (pipes), (concertina).
~199712#1
[GL1] The Dance Music of Ireland. Jigs and Reels. Buttons & Bows: Jackie Daly (accordion), Séamus McGuire (fiddle), Manus McGuire (fiddle).
~19982#2
[BG 5] Bobby Gardiner. The Clare Shout. Bobby Gardiner (melodeon, lilting). For this tune: (F melodeon).
~19998#1
[JOH 1] John O'Halloran. "But Why, Johnny?". John O'Halloran (accordion). For this tune: (D melodeon), with Louise Costello (banjo), Tommy Mc Carthy (fiddle).
~200110#2
[Beg 2] Beginish. Stormy Weather. Brendan Begley (accordion, vocals), Noel O'Grady (bouzouki), Paul McGrattan (flute, whistle), Gavin Ralston (guitar, keyboards), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle).
~20022#1
[JFtg] Joe Fitzgerald. Hills of Clare. Joe Fitzgerald (accordion).
~20035#3
[KitRec] Seán O'Driscoll and Larry Egan. The Kitchen Recordings. Seán O'Driscoll (banjo, bouzouki), Larry Egan (accordion).
~20037#1
[KitRec] Seán O'Driscoll and Larry Egan. The Kitchen Recordings. Seán O'Driscoll (banjo, bouzouki), Larry Egan (accordion).
20045#1
[RogRd] Jason O'Rourke and Ruadhraí O'Kane. Roguery Road. Jason O'Rourke (concertina), Ruadhraí O'Kane (fiddle). For this tune: Jason (Bb/F concertina).
~20049#2
[MRaf] Mike Rafferty. Speed 78. Mike Rafferty (flute, pipes). For this tune: (flute), with Willie (fiddle).
~20044#1
[Ovld] Randal Bays and Dáithí Sproule. Overland. Randal Bays (fiddle, guitar), Dáithí Sproule (guitar, vocals). For this tune: Randal (guitar).
~20076#3
[ATrgs 1] Athena Tergis. A Letter Home. Athena Tergis (fiddle). For this tune: with Sharon Shannon (accordion).
~20087#3
[HiBs 1] The HiBs. 40 Acre Notch. Jode Dowling (fiddle), Kate Dowling (whistle, flute). For this tune: Jode (fiddle), Kate (flute).
~200810#3
[TndUp] Brendan Mulholland, Brendan Hendry, Paul McSherry. Tuned Up. Brendan Mulholland (flute), Brendan Hendry (fiddle), Paul McSherry (guitar).
20129#2
[PDArcy] Patrick D'Arcy. Wallop the Spot. Patrick D'Arcy (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (B pipes).
201214#1
[LMlltt 2] Larry Mallette. A Stroll in the Park. Larry Mallette (flute).
20132#3
[SunBanks] Edel Fox and Neill Byrne. The Sunny Banks. Edel Fox (concertina, fiddle), Neill Byrne (fiddle).
20135#1
[LWard] Lisa Ward. Black Swan. Lisa Ward (fiddle). For this tune: with Orla Ward (flute).

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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 jig #344 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [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): 1984