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Tune ID#364 (Come West along the Road)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Come West along 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 HMSP (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Come West along the Road / Tar Siar an Bóthar (Liom) / Tar Anoir an Bóthar (Liom) / Gabh í Leith Liom Siar sa Ród / West Along the Road / Arboe (1st in set Reels on JReidy 3; 2nd in set Tunes on BIABH 3; 4th in set The Five Reel Set on MOCCH 1) (also in A or D) (compare Over the Moor to Peggy #1491; compare especially the 2nd part with the 2nd part of #5869)
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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).
~19621#2
[BG 1] Bobby Gardiner. Memories of Clare. Bobby Gardiner (accordion).
~19747#5
[KCB 3] [The Kilfenora Ceili Band]. [The Kilfenora Céilí Band].
~19812.1#1
[JReidy 3] Johnny Reidy. Full Polka Set. Ireland's Number One. Johnny Reidy (accordion).
19859#2
[Kn] Noel Hill and Tony MacMahon. In Knocknagree. Noel Hill (concertina), Tony MacMahon (accordion).
~198610#2
[HMSP] Joe Burke, Michael Cooney, Terry Corcoran. Happy to Meet and Sorry to Part. Joe Burke (accordion), Michael Cooney (pipes, whistle), Terry Corcoran (guitar, vocals).
~19862.5#1
[MMulv 2] Martin Mulvihill. The Humors of Glin. Martin Mulvihill (fiddle). For this tune: Donie (Eb flute).
~19918#2
[BIABH 3] Bringing It All Back Home. Volume 3. Bobby Casey, John Bowe, Tom Nagle, Ellish Byrne, Siobhan O'Donnell, Roger Sherlock.
~19921#2
[CR 1] Craobh Rua. The More That's Said the Less the Better. Mark Donnelly (pipes, whistle), Michael Cassidy (fiddle), Brian Connolly (banjo, mandolin, bodhrán), Jim Byrne (guitar, mandola, vocals). For this tune: 1st time Mark Donnelly (pipes).
19948#2
[MH 2] Martin Hayes. Under the Moon. Martin Hayes (fiddle).
199526#2
[JOL 3] Johnny O'Leary. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. Johnny O'Leary (accordion).
~199510#3
[Arc 2] Arcady. Many Happy Returns. Johnny McDonagh (bones, bodhrán, triangle), Nicholas Quemener (guitar, flute, whistle, vocals), Patsy Broderick (piano, keyboards), Conor Keane (accordion), Brendan Larrissey (fiddle), Niamh Parsons (vocals).
19973#1
[OAces] O'Aces. Ón Oíche go Maidin. Martin Dowling (fiddle), Davy Maguire (flute), Jason O'Rourke (concertina), Kevin Dorris (bouzouki), Paul McSherry (guitar).
~19984#2
[JCnly 2] Johnny Connolly. Drioball na Fáinleoige. Johnny Connolly (melodeon, accordion, vocals). For this tune: (melodeon).
~19989#3
[MvC 2] Moving Cloud. Foxglove. Paul Brock (accordion), Maeve Donnelly (fiddle), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhrán), Carl Hession (piano).
19995#2
[MH 4] Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill. Live in Seattle. Martin Hayes (fiddle), Dennis Cahill (guitar).
~19994#2
[BRny 1] Brian Rooney. The Godfather. Brian Rooney (fiddle). For this tune: with Frankie Gavin (flute).
20002.15#1
~20022.4#4
[MSCB] Michael Sexton Ceili Band. Michael Sexton Ceili Band. Michael Sexton (accordion), Caroline Tubridy (fiddle), Pat Curtin (flute), Brian Morgan (flute), Ralph Morgan (banjo), George Byrt (piano), Martin Garrihy (drums).
20034#3
[CSmth] Chris Smith with Roger Landes and Randal Bays. Coyotebanjo. Chris Smith (banjo, mandola, mandolin, field organ), Roger Landes (bouzouki), Randal Bays (fiddle).
~200516#2
[CDrny 4] Chris Droney. Down from Bell Harbour. Chris Droney (concertina).
200711#3
[KHys 2] Kitty Hayes. Remembered. In Concert in Glór and Bantry House. Kitty Hayes (concertina).
~200710#3
[GCB 2] The Glenside. Take the Floor with The Glenside. Tom Flood (accordion), Johnny Duffy (banjo), Moyra Fraser (keyboard, vocals), Aidan Flood (drums).
~200815#2
[COG 2] Conal Ó Gráda. Cnoc Buí. Conal Ó Gráda (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~200810#4
[MOCCH 1] Máirtín O'Connor, Cathal Hayden, Seamie O'Dowd. Crossroads. Máirtín O'Connor (accordion), Cathal Hayden (fiddle, banjo, viola), Seamie O'Dowd (guitar, vocals, bass, mandolin, cabasa).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Old Concertina Reel
Kn, MSCB, GCB 2
Mountain Road
BG 1
Lass of Carracastle
KCB 3
Boyne Hunt
HMSP
Master McDermott's
BIABH 3
Humours of Ballyconnell
CR 1
Pat Canny's
MH 2
Corner House
JOL 3
McFadden's
Arc 2
Cooley's
JCnly 2
Ryan's
MvC 2
Dowd's No. 9
MH 4
Tilly Finn's
BRny 1
Hand Me Down the Tackle
CSmth
Congress Reel
CDrny 4
Bird in the Bush
KHys 2
Graf Spee
COG 2
Tommy Peoples'
MOCCH 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Lady Anne Montgomery
JReidy 3
Sandmount
MMulv 2
High Road to Linton
CR 1
Man of the House
OAces
Bird in the Bush
LaL
Dawn
CDrny 4
Boyne Hunt
GCB 2
Glass of Beer
MOCCH 1

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 #793 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 57 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As reel #41 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #27 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [available]
As tune #2 in [DM 4] Dave Mallinson. 100 Vital Irish Session Tunes. [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): 1907