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Tune ID#3637 (Across the Road)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Across the Road about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording TnRadio (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars4-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slide32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Across the Road / Paddy Cronin's / Paddy Cronin's Slide / Cronin's / O'Keefe's / O'Keeffe's (2nd in set O'Connor's on CBnds) (more often in E Dorian)
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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).
194919#2
[TnRadio] Tuning the Radio. Paddy Cronin (fiddle).
19775#2
[JOL 1] Johnny O'Leary. Music for the Set. Traditional Irish Music from Sliabh Luachra. Johnny O'Leary (accordion).
199816#2
[CBnds] The County Bounds. Paudie O'Connor (accordion), Noeleen O'Connor (fiddle).
~200210#1
[SN 3] Sliabh Notes. Along Blackwater's Banks. Matt Cranitch (fiddle), Dónal Murphy (accordion), Tommy O'Sullivan (guitar, vocals).
~201010#1
[CYHCIt] Catherine McEvoy, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. Comb Your Hair and Curl It. Catherine McEvoy (flute), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle), Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina).
~201112#1
[NFBolg] Jack Talty, Cormac Begley. Na Fir Bolg. Jack Talty (concertina), Cormac Begley (concertina).
~20118#2
[DBrder] Dan Brouder. "The Lark's Air". Dan Brouder (accordion, melodeon).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Denis Murphy's
TnRadio
Denis Murphy's Slide
JOL 1
Get Up Old Woman and Shake Yourself
CBnds
Chase Me Charlie
DBrder
Played beforeOn Albums
Thadelo's Slide
JOL 1
My Love in the Morning
CBnds
Sergt. Cahill's Favorite
SN 3
If I Had a Wife
CYHCIt
If I Had a Wife
NFBolg
Echoes of Killarney
DBrder

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 #75 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [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): 1949