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Tune ID#334 (Cleaning the Hen House)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Cleaning the Hen House about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JDSC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Cleaning the Hen House / Cleaning the Henhouse / Glanadh Cró na gCearc (3rd in set The South Bend Reels on Scglen 3) (also doubled)
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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).
~197713#2
[JDSC] Jackie Daly, Séamus Creagh. Jackie Daly. Séamus Creagh. Jackie Daly (accordion), Séamus Creagh (fiddle).
~19925#3
[Scglen 3] Scartaglen. Last Night's Fun. Irish Music in America. Kirk Lynch (pipes, whistle, etc.), Connie Dover (vocals, keyboards), Roger Landes (bouzouki etc.), Michael Dugger (fiddle etc.).
20068#2
[MOR 2] Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. Inside Out. Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina).
~201315#2
[ForGems] Peter Carberry and Pádraig McGovern. Forgotten Gems. Peter Carberry (accordion), Pádraig McGovern (B pipes, D pipes).
20153#3
[BOLCG] Bryan O'Leary, Colm Guilfoyle. Where the Bog Is. Bryan O'Leary (accordion), Colm Guilfoyle (flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Callaghan's Reel
JDSC
South Bend Reel
Scglen 3
Pinch of Snuff
MOR 2
Morning Star
ForGems
Rambler in Cork
BOLCG
Played beforeOn Albums
[untitled]
Scglen 3
Follow Me Down to Carlow
MOR 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 tune #190 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [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): 1977