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Tune ID#3042 (Rosemary Lane)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Rosemary Lane about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording GCJR (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):
Rosemary Lane / Lána Rosemary / Lana Rosemary (1st in set Joe Ryan's Jigs on GCJR) (compare 1st part with 1st part of Out on the Road #3199 and the 1st part of Munster Bacon #1371)
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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).
~19765#1
[KClns 1] Kathleen Collins. Traditional Music of Ireland. Kathleen Collins (fiddle).
~19815#1
[SWlsh 4] Séamus Walshe. Traditional Music of Ireland on Button Accordion. Séamus Walshe (accordion).
~199411#1
[SRn 2] Seán Ryan. Minstrel's Fancy. Cliaraí Ceoil. Seán Ryan (whistle). For this tune: with Patsy (piano).
19978#3
[JDr 3] Joe Derrane. The Tie that Binds. Joe Derrane (accordion). For this tune: with Kevin Crawford (flute).
19993#1
[GCJR] Gerard Commane and Joe Ryan with Eoin O'Neill. Two Gentlemen of Clare Music. Gerard Commane (concertina), Joe Ryan (fiddle). For this tune: Joe (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Father Tom's Wager
JDr 3
Played beforeOn Albums
Orphan
KClns 1
Séamus Connolly's
SWlsh 4
Willie Coleman's
SRn 2
Hungry Rocks
GCJR

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 tune #9 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As jig #299 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As jig #99 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [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): 1976