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Tune ID#3969 (John Cronin's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of John Cronin's about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BG 6 (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):
John Cronin's / The Ballygow Polka / Ballygow / John Walshes (1st in set D.D.Cronin's Polkas on 4StarT 2) (setting on 4StarT 2 has a somewhat unique 2nd part) (compare Tarmon's #1879)
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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).
198913#1
[TripCull] Phil, John and Pip Murphy. The Trip to Cullenstown. Phil Murphy (harmonica), John Murphy (harmonica), Pip Murphy (harmonica). For this tune: (C harmonicas).
~19986#1
[BG 6] Bobby Gardiner. The Clare Shout. Bobby Gardiner (melodeon, lilting). For this tune: (G melodeon).
200314#2
[TBrwne] Tim Browne. Mutiny in the County. Tim Browne (fiddle, vocals, bouzouki). For this tune: Tim (fiddle), Dan Curtin (fiddle).
~20086#2
[COG 2] Conal Ó Gráda. Cnoc Buí. Conal Ó Gráda (flute).
~20088#2
[TOCnnr] Timmy O'Connor. As It Was in Toureendarby. Timmy O'Connor (accordion).
~20142#1
[4StarT 2] Four Star Trio. Magnetic South. Johnny McCarthy (fiddle, flute, whistle, vocals, guitar), Con Ó Drisceoil (accordion, melodeon, vocals, piano), Pat Herring Ahern (guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, ukulele).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Eileen's Polka
TBrwne, TOCnnr
Maurice O'Keeffes
COG 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Kenmare Polka
TBrwne, TOCnnr
Rambling Sailor
TripCull
Cutting Bracken
COG 2
Tom Morrison's
4StarT 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.
As other #44 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [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 only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1989