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Tune ID#4071 (Seanamhac Tube Station)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Seanamhac Tube Station about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JCt 3 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBG Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Seanamhac Tube Station / Seanamhach Tube Station / Traein Faoi Thalamh Sheanamhach (2nd in set Travers on FullSt 3) (also in A or D or B) (1st as air, then as jig in set Seanamhac Tube Station on PS 9) (composed by John Carty (also misspelled as John Carthy) in 1997)
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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).
~199811#2
[JOCBM] Johnny Óg Connolly and Brian McGrath. Dreaming up the Tunes. Johnny Óg Connolly (accordion), Brian McGrath (banjo).
20016#1
[JBC] Johnny B. Connolly. Bridgetown. Johnny B. Connolly (accordion). For this tune: (C melodeon).
~20013#1
[JCt 3] John Carty. Yeh, That's All It Is. John Carty (fiddle, guitar).
~20055#3
[A LG] Altan. Local Ground. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Ciaran Tourish (fiddle, whistle, vocals), Mark Kelly (guitar, bouzouki, vocals), Ciaran Curran (bouzouki, mandolin), Dermot Byrne (accordion), Dáithi Sproule (guitar, vocals). For this tune: 1st time Dermot (accordion).
~20072#2
[KB ABR] Kevin Burke and Cal Scott. Across the Black River. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Cal Scott (guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, mountain dulcimer). For this tune: with Michael McGoldrick (flute).
~20075#1
[PS 9] Patrick Street. On the Fly. Kevin Burke (fiddle), John Carty (fiddle, flute, banjo), Ged Foley (guitar, vocals), Andy Irvine (mandolin, mandola, bouzouki, harmonica, vocals). For this tune: air: John Carty (fiddle), jig: band.
~20166#2
[FullSt 3] FullSet. Notes between the Lines. Janine Redmond (accordion), Marianne Knight (flute, vocals), Martino Vacca (pipes, whistle, backing vocals), Michael Harrison (fiddle, cello, backing vocals), Andrew Meaney (guitar), Eamonn Moloney (bodhrán, percussion, backing vocals). For this tune: Michael (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Bean Pháidín
JOCBM
Con McGinley's Highland
A LG
Green Fields of Woodford
KB ABR
Hughie Travers'
FullSt 3
Played beforeOn Albums
Sliabh Bloom
JBC
Tara Jig
FullSt 3

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1998