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Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#3696 (Battering Ram)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Battering Ram about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Dnu 3 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Battering Ram, The / An Reithe Cogaidh (compare 1st part with 1st part of Lost in Blackstick #5979)
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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).
20013#3
[Dnu 3] Danú. All Things Considered. Tom Doorley (flute, whistle), Eamon Doorley (bouzouki, mandola), Brendan McCarthy (accordion, harmonica), Oisin MacAuley (fiddle, vocals, guitar), Jesse Smith (fiddle, viola), Noel Ryan (guitar), Donnchadh Gough (bodhrán, pipes), Ciarán Ó Gealbháin (vocals, piano accordion).
20051#1
[Drcht 2] Draíocht. Land's End. Michael Rooney (harp), June McCormack (flute).
~20122#1
[MiMulc] Michelle Mulcahy. Suaimhneas. Michelle Mulcahy (harp).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Young Tom Ennis
Dnu 3
Played beforeOn Albums
Legacy
Drcht 2
Winnie Hayes's Jig
MiMulc

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) 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): 2001