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Tune ID#3726 (Anach Cuain)

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Rhythm ?Mode ?
AirE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Anach Cuain / Anach Cuan / Anac-cuain/ Anachuin / Eanach Cuain (1st in set Anachuin on ST BST; in set Sea Image on Ch 8) (also in D or F#) (composed by Anthony Raftery)
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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).
~19714#1
~19785#2 (2:50)
[Ch 8] The Chieftains. 8. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle, bones), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Derek Bell (harp, tiompán), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán).
~1980A.6#1
[Boys 8] Boys of the Lough. Regrouped. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle, vocals), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern), Tich Richardson (guitar). For this tune: 1st time Cathal (flute), then Martin (accordion).
~19803#1
[SMMcG] Seamus and Manus McGuire. Humours of Lissadell. Seamus McGuire (fiddle), Manus McGuire (fiddle).
~19802.1#1
[Boys 15] Boys of the Lough. The Session. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern), Tich Richardson (guitar, acoustic bass guitar). For this tune: 1st time Cathal (flute), then Martin (accordion).
~199315#1
[MR 6] Micho Russell. The Limestone Rock. Micho Russell (whistle).
19955#1
[DRuss] Dale Russ. Irish Fiddle. Dale Russ (fiddle).
~199712#1
[TMcCrthy] Tommy McCarthy. Sporting Nell. Tommy McCarthy (concertina, pipes, whistle). For this tune: (whistle).
199814#1
[LMlltt 1] Larry Mallette and Friends. 'Til Time Is No More. Larry Mallette (flute, whistle). For this tune: (whistle).
~20018#1
[KCrhn] Kevin Crehan. An Bhábóg sa Bhádóg. Music from West Clare. Kevin Crehan (fiddle).
~20029#1
[LitN] Christy Barry, Conor McCarthy, Cyril O'Donoghue. Late . . . in the Night. Christy Barry (flute, whistle, spoons), Conor McCarthy (accordion), Cyril O'Donoghue (bouzouki, guitar). For this tune: Conor (accordion).
201216#1
[LMlltt 2] Larry Mallette. A Stroll in the Park. Larry Mallette (flute). For this tune: (F flute).
201417#1
[SSands] Seamus Sands. Across Bridges. Traditional Irish Fiddle Playing. Seamus Sands (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Rolling Wave
Ch 8
Played beforeOn Albums
Mullin's Fancy
Boys 8, Boys 15
Dunmore Lasses
ST BST
[untitled]
DRuss
Sheep in the Boat
KCrhn

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): 1971