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Tune ID#3823 (Rain A Sup)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Rain A Sup about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording DH 3 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars4-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slide32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Rain A Sup / Bridgie the Weaver's / The Barna (2nd in set Begley's Fancy on CrssCl)
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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).
~19967#2
[JBrosnan] John Brosnan. The Cook in the Kitchen. John Brosnan (accordion). For this tune: with Tim Kerins (fiddle), Jer Collins (fiddle), Willie O'Connell (fiddle), Joe O'Sullivan (flute), Denis O'Connor (banjo).
19978#5
[OAces] O'Aces. Ón Oíche go Maidin. Martin Dowling (fiddle), Davy Maguire (flute), Jason O'Rourke (concertina), Kevin Dorris (bouzouki), Paul McSherry (guitar).
199911#2
[CrssCl] Seamus Glackin, Brendan Begley, Michael O'Brien, Mary Corcoran, Mick Gaynor. Crossroads Céilí. Seamus Glackin (fiddle), Brendan Begley (accordion), Michael O'Brien (flute), Mary Corcoran (piano), Mick Gaynor (drums).
~20009#1
[DH 3] Dan Herlihy and John Drew. The Ballydesmond Polka. Traditional Irish Music from Sliabh Luachra Played By Dan Herlihy and John Drew. Dan Herlihy (accordion), John Drew (mandocello).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
[untitled]
JBrosnan
Nelly Mahony's
OAces
Priest
CrssCl
Played beforeOn Albums
Paudy Scully's
OAces
If I Had a Wife
DH 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.
As tune #47 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As slide #16 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.

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): 1984