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Tune ID#4001 (Old Road to Garry)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Old Road to Garry about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording CPO (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel64AABBCCDDC Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Old Road to Garry, The / Old Road to Garry (also singled and in D, also without the last 2 parts) (composed by Paddy O'Brien the elder, of Tipperary)
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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).
19866#1
[MCnnlly] Martin Connolly and Maureen Glynn. The Fort of Kincora. Martin Connolly (accordion), Maureen Glynn (piano, fiddle).
~19888#3
[SCnly 1] Séamus Connolly. Notes from My Mind. Séamus Connolly (fiddle).
~19905#2
[VK 1] Vinnie Kilduff. The Boys from the Blue Hill. Vinnie Kilduff (whistle, mandolin, guitar, keyboards, bass, bodhrán).
~199311#2
[CPO] Eileen O'Brien and Willie Fogarty. The Compositions of Paddy O'Brien. Eileen O'Brien (fiddle), Willie Fogarty (accordion).
20027#2
[AJK] Alan and John Kelly. Fourmilehouse. Alan Kelly (piano accordion), John Kelly (flute, whistle). For this tune: John Kelly (flute).
~20022.1#2
[WFO 2] Wooden Flute Obsession 2. John Kelly (flute).
201214#2
[Yanks 1] The Yanks. The Yanks. Isaac Alderson (flute, pipes), Dylan Foley (fiddle), Dan Gurney (accordion), Sean Earnest (guitar, bouzouki).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Bush in Bloom
AJK, WFO 2
Dancing in Allihies
SCnly 1
Paddy Kelly's
VK 1
Into the Woods
CPO
Maghera Mountain
Yanks 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Captain Kelly
AJK, WFO 2
Kiss the Maid behind the Barrel
Yanks 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 reel #363 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As reel #595 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [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): 1986