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Tune ID#3297 (Rosewood)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Rosewood about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording FT (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBA Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Rosewood, The / Rosewood / Rósadhmad / Redwood / Sean McGuire's (also in G) (composed by Scott Skinner?)
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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).
~19872#3
[FT] John Whelan, Eileen Ivers. Fresh Takes. John Whelan (accordion), Eileen Ivers (fiddle).
~198717#3
[BigSq] The Big Squeeze. Masters of the Celtic Accordion. John Whelan (accordion), Eileen Ivers (fiddle).
~19885#4
[Boys 14] Boys of the Lough. Sweet Rural Shade. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathall McConnell (flute, whistle, vocals), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern), Christy O'Leary (pipes, whistle, vocals), John Coakley (guitar, piano).
~19946#3
[SJMcG] Sean and Jim McGuire. Pure Traditional Irish Fiddle Music. Brothers Together. Tribute to their Father. Sean McGuire (fiddle), Jim McGuire (fiddle).
~199616#4
20054#2
[BLch 2] Brendan P. Lynch. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music from the Heart of Fingal. Brendan P. Lynch (fiddle).
~200710#2
[TAM] Joe Burke, Brian Conway and Felix Dolan. A Tribute to Andy McGann. Joe Burke (accordion), Brian Conway (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano). For this tune: Brian (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Ship in Full Sail
FT, BigSq
Mouse in the Cupboard
Boys 14
Hinchy's Delight
SJMcG
Cliffs of Moher
TrsCl
Herd of Cattle
BLch 2
Old Grey Goose
TAM
Played beforeOn Albums
Girls of Banbridge
TrsCl
Tamara's Jig
BLch 2

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 #55 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As jig #70 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): 1987