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Tune ID#3087 (Tap the Barrel)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Tap the Barrel about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Boys 8 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Tap the Barrel / Bearnaigh an Bairille / Return to Miltown / Return to Milltown / The Glorious Farewell to Milltown (1st in set The Cup of Tea Set on Boys 8 and Boys 15) (2nd part used as intro on GFA) (also 1st part singled, also in Mixolydian) (compare Rolling in the Barrel #1696, compare especially the setting on MCrJD 1 and in book R with 1st 2 parts of New Road #2536 and compare 1st part with 1st part of Maid in the Cherry Tree #1185)
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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).
19761.2#1
[HmrLshn] John and Julia Clifford. The Humours of Lisheen. Music from Sliabh Luachra Vol. 3. John Clifford (piano accordion), Julia Clifford (fiddle).
~1980B.6#1
[Boys 8] Boys of the Lough. Regrouped. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle, vocals), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern), Tich Richardson (guitar). For this tune: starts Aly (fiddle).
~19802.3#1
[Boys 15] Boys of the Lough. The Session. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern), Tich Richardson (guitar, acoustic bass guitar). For this tune: starts Aly (fiddle).
19883#4
[GFA] The Green Fields of America. Live in Concert. Mick Moloney (banjo, mandolin, guitar, tres, vocals), Robbie O'Connell (guitar, vocals), Jimmy Keane (piano accordion, synthesizers, vocals), Eileen Ivers (fiddle), Seamus Egan (pipes, flute, whistle, bodhrán, tres). For this tune: Eileen Ivers (fiddle).
~20003#3
[VCJL] Verena Commins and Julie Langan. Fonnchaoi. Verena Commins (accordion, piano), Julie Langan (fiddle).
20098#1
[JDr 6] Joe Derrane. Grove Lane. Joe Derrane (accordion).
20103#2
[MCrJD 1] Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly. The Living Stream. Matt Cranitch (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Coyne's
GFA
Commodore
VCJL
Heather Breeze
MCrJD 1
Played beforeOn Albums
McDonagh's
Boys 8, Boys 15
Tie the Bonnet
HmrLshn
Hunting the Boyne
GFA
Kit O'Connor's
JDr 6
Silver Spear
MCrJD 1

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 #145 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #266 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
As tune #30 in volume 2 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As reel #286 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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): 1927