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Tune ID#3879 (Rock Chapel)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Rock Chapel about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording DLB (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Polka32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Rock Chapel / Davy Collins's Polka / Maurice O'Keeffe's / Brown Bread and Cheese (for 1st figure of Sliabh Luachra Set on DLB; 1st in set Síbín Polkas on SBTE)
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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).
200215#1
[DLB] Donncha Lynch Band. Timmy 'the Brit' McCarthy's Set Dances of Cork and Kerry. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogan Lynch (concertina), Ronan Lynch (fiddle), Donncha Lynch, Jr. (guitar).
201010#1
[SBTE] Seamus Begley and Tim Edey. Disgrace Notes. Seamus Begley (accordion, vocals), Tim Edey (guitar, bass, vocals, piano, keyboard). For this tune: (D/D# accordion).
20116#1
[IFMCK] Connie O'Connell. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. Connie O'Connell (fiddle).
~201414#1
[MCrJD 2] Jackie Daly and Matt Cranitch. Rolling On. Jackie Daly (accordion), Matt Cranitch (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Eileen's Polka
DLB
Lord Seaforth's
SBTE
Open Window
MCrJD 2

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 112 of [IFMCK] Drew Beisswenger. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. [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): 2002