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Tune ID#3480 (Knocknagoshel)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Knocknagoshel about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JBrosnan (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Polka32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Knocknagoshel / Polka Niall / Pat Kenny's Polka (2nd in set Polkas on JBrosnan; 1st in set Polkas on NCrg 1) (also in D) (compare Terry Teahan's #7734)
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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).
~199611#2
[JBrosnan] John Brosnan. The Cook in the Kitchen. John Brosnan (accordion). For this tune: with Tim Kerins (fiddle), Jer Collins (fiddle), Willie O'Connell (fiddle), Joe O'Sullivan (flute), Denis O'Connor (banjo).
~19989#1
[MvC 2] Moving Cloud. Foxglove. Paul Brock (accordion), Maeve Donnelly (fiddle), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhrán), Carl Hession (piano). For this tune: Kevin Crawford (flute).
~19992#1
[NCrg 1] North Cregg. . . . And They Danced All Night. Christy Leahy (accordion), Caoimhin Vallely (fiddle, keyboards), Ciarán Coughlan (piano, keyboards), John Neville (vocals, guitar), Martin Leahy (snare drum, percussion). For this tune: Christy (accordion).
~20019#2
[SBJM 1] Seamus Begley and Jim Murray. Ragairne (Revelling at Night). Seamus Begley (accordion, melodeon, vocals), Jim Murray (guitar).
200210#1
[DLB] Donncha Lynch Band. Timmy 'the Brit' McCarthy's Set Dances of Cork and Kerry. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogan Lynch (concertina), Ronan Lynch (fiddle), Donncha Lynch, Jr. (guitar).
20112#2
[JigUp] The Jig Is Up!. First Steps. Judd Heartsill (accordion, flute), Larry Mallette (flute, whistle), Diehl Moran (fiddle, banjo), Matthew Lewis (guitar, flute, whistle), Robert Shaddox (bodhrán, vocals).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Taureen Derby Polka
SBJM 1, JigUp
Many a Wild Night
JBrosnan
Played beforeOn Albums
Tarmon's
JBrosnan
Ryan's
MvC 2
Taureen Derby Polka
NCrg 1
Siege of Ennis
SBJM 1
Derrygallen Bridge
JigUp

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.
On page 53 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 only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1987