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Tune ID#3769 (Anascaul Polka)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Anascaul Polka about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MotS 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Polka32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Anascaul Polka, The / John Keane's / Seán Keane's / Cronin's Kitchen (2nd in set Patrick O'Connor's on MotS 2) (also in E) (compare #2789)
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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).
~19951#2
[MotS 2] Monks of the Screw. Brathar na nÓl. Timmy O'Connor (accordion), Paudy Scully (flute), Tim Browne (fiddle, bouzouki, mandolin), John Drew (mandocello), Dan Curtin (fiddle, feet), Timmy O'Shea (guitar, vocals).
199711#1
[CTL 6] Cherish the Ladies. Threads of Time. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle, vocals), Mary Coogan (guitar, banjo, mandolin), Mary Rafferty (accordion, whistle), Donna Long (piano, vocals, fiddle, keyboards), Siobhan Egan (fiddle, whistle, bodhrán), Aoife Clancy (vocals, bodhrán, guitar).
19982#2
[CBnds] The County Bounds. Matt Cranitch (fiddle), Máire O'Keeffe (fiddle), Johnny McCarthy (fiddle).
~20103#1
[MoMad] Brendan Begley and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. A Moment of Madness. Brendan Begley (accordion), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle, hardanger fiddle). For this tune: Brendan (accordion).
20114#2
[LTC 1] Long Time Courting. Alternate Routes. Ariel Friedman (cello, vocals), Liz Simmon (guitar, vocals), Shannon Heaton (flute, whistle, vocals), Sarah Blair (fiddle, vocals).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Patrick O'Connor's
MotS 2
Jimmy Doyle's Polka
CBnds
Played beforeOn Albums
Pat Enright's
CTL 6
Seán McGovern's Polka
CBnds
Ardgroom Polka
MoMad
Tripping to the Well
LTC 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 #120 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [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): 1970