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Tune ID#3335 (White Cockade)

Transcription of first 2 bars of White Cockade about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording KR (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
March32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
White Cockade, The / An Cnota Bán (5th in Freedom for Ireland Polka Set on KR) (also in D; also as songs Uaill-chumha na Féinne, A Highland Lad My Love Was Born)
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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).
~195716#5 (2:18)
[KR] Kevin Rowsome. The Rowsome Tradition. Kevin Rowsome (pipes). For this tune: Leo, Leon, and Liam Rowsome (pipes).
19913#2
[Ch AIE] The Chieftains. An Irish Evening. Live at the Grand Opera House, Belfast. Martin Fay (fiddle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán, vocals), Matt Molloy (flute), Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Derek Bell (harp, tiompán, keyboards).

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Lilly Bolero
Ch AIE
Many a Wild Night
KR

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 #1803 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #115 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
On page 3 of [Ba] Betty M. Barlow. Fiddle Tunes for the Violinist. [available]
On page 291 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
On page 59 of [SLoP] Paul Deloughery. Sliabh Luachra on Parade. [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): 1903