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Tune ID#3266 (Gatehouse Maid)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Gatehouse Maid about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording OTUS1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Gatehouse Maid, The / Gatehouse Maid / The Gate House Maid / Ainnir Tí an Gheata (1st in The Gatehouse Maid Set on BBow 4) (also 1st part doubled, also in E)
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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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[OTUS1] Oldtime Records. Vol. 1. U.S. Recordings. Traditional Irish Recordings from the 1920's and 1930's. Paddy Killoran (fiddle).
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[McGrCool] McGreevy and Cooley. McGreevy and Cooley. John McGreevy (fiddle), Seamus Cooley (flute).
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[JV] John Vesey. Sligo Fiddler. John Vesey (fiddle). For this tune: The John Vesey Trio: John Vesey (fiddle), Canice Fahy (flute), Tom Standeven (pipes).
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[Plx 5] Planxty. After the Break. Christy Moore (vocals, guitar, harmonium, bodhrán), Donal Lunny (blarge, guitar), Andy Irvine (vocals, mandolin, mandola, hurdy gurdy, bouzouki), Liam O'Flynn (pipes, whistle), Matt Molloy (flute, whistle).
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[ESL 1] An Evening in Sliabh Luachra. Volume One. A Collection of Traditional Music and Song from the Sliabh Luachra Area. Sheila Hewitt (whistle), Paddy Brosnan (bodhrán).
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[MtRd] The Mountain Road. A Compilation of Tunes Popular in South Sligo. Seamus Quinn (fiddle), James McDonagh (flute).
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[HB 2] Harry Bradley. As I Carelessly Did Stray. . .. Harry Bradley (flute, whistle). For this tune: (flute).
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[EON] Eoin O'Neill. In Session. Eoin O'Neill (bouzouki, fiddle). For this tune: Yvonne Casey (fiddle).
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[Chlr 3] Chulrua. The Singing Kettle. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Patrick Ourceau (fiddle), Pat Egan (guitar, vocals). For this tune: Paddy (accordion).
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[PS 9] Patrick Street. On the Fly. Kevin Burke (fiddle), John Carty (fiddle, flute, banjo), Ged Foley (guitar, vocals), Andy Irvine (mandolin, mandola, bouzouki, harmonica, vocals).
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[PoNY] Joanie Madden, Brian Conway, Billy McComiskey, Brendan Dolan. Pride of New York. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle), Brian Conway (fiddle), Billy McComiskey (accordion), Brendan Dolan (piano).
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[BorTr] The Boruma Trio. Gléas. Andrew MacNamara (accordion), Eileen O'Brien (fiddle), Geraldine Cotter (whistle, piano).
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[BBow 4] Buttons and Bows. The Return of Spring. Jackie Daly (accordion), Séamus McGuire (fiddle, viola), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Garry O'Briain (guitar, mandocello, piano).
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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 #233 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.
As tune #35 in volume 3 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As reel #45 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #302 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
On page 25 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 40 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #110 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #145 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [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): 1937