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Tune ID#3698 (King George IV)

Transcription of first 2 bars of King George IV 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 ?
Strathspey16ABA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
King George IV / Rince Garbhchríche Rí Seoirse IV / King George IV Highland (also described as a highland) (compare Cape Breton strathspey #5143 and reels #2111 and #1466)
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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).
~197420#1
[JD 5] John Doherty. The Floating Bow. John Doherty (fiddle).
~198513#1
[TP 8] Tommy Peoples. Waiting for a Call. Tommy Peoples (fiddle). For this tune: with Sean Og Potts (pipes), Alec Finn (bouzouki), Dónal Lunny (bodhrán).
~19921.10#1
[VCbl] Vincent Campbell. The Purple Heather. Vincent Campbell (fiddle).
20016#1
[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).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Road to Cashel
Dnu 3

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 173 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [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): 1974