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Tune ID#3518 (Casadh an tSúgáin)

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Type ?
Song
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Casadh an tSúgáin / Casadh an t Súgáin / Casadh an tSugain / Casadh an Tsúgán / Twisting of the Rope / The Twisting of the Rope (2nd in set Away with Ye on Ch 6) (also as air) (different melody than #2244)
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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~19619#1
[SE 7] Séamus Ennis. Ceol, Scéalta agus Amhráin. Séamus Ennis (pipes, whistle, vocals). For this tune: (vocals).
~19764#2
[Ch 6] The Chieftains. 6. Bonaparte's Retreat. Paddy Moloney [misspelled as:] Maloney (pipes, whistle, bodhrán), Seán Potts (whistle, bodhrán), Martin Fay (fiddle), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Derek Bell (harp, oboe, tiompán), Seán Keane (fiddle).
19783#1
[BB 4] The Bothy Band. After Hours. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Matt Molloy (flute), Dónal Lunny (vocals, bouzouki, guitar, bodhrán), Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (vocals, keyboards, bodhrán), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar, keyboards). For this tune: Mícheál Ó Domhnaill.
19785#1
[BB 5] The Bothy Band. The Best of the Bothy Band.
19984#1
[JMd 3] Joanie Madden. Song of the Irish Whistle 2. Joane Madden (whistle, flute). For this tune: (C whistle).
200015#1
[Ch W] The Chieftains. Water from the Well. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle, accordion), Derek Bell (harp, harpsichord, piano, tiompán), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán, vocals), Matt Molloy (flute). For this tune: with Ciarán Ó Gealbháin (vocals).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Ask My Father
Ch 6
Played beforeOn Albums
Old Hag You Have Killed Me
Ch 6

Bibliography

I have found zero transcriptions of this song anywhere on the indexed books. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. If you want to actually learn to sing this song, simply learn it from a fellow singer or from a recording listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1961