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Tune ID#413 (Crock of Gold)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Crock of Gold about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording PJHrn 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Crock of Gold, The / Crock of Gold (3rd in set Mick Rodden's Reels on HDvls 2) (also singled) (composed by Vincent Broderick in 1946)
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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).
~197811#2
[PJHrn 1] P.J. Hernon. P.J. Hernon. P.J. Hernon (accordion, melodeon). For this tune: Marcus Hernon (Eb flute).
~19941#2
[EI 1] Eileen Ivers. Eileen Ivers. Traditional Irish Music. Eileen Ivers (fiddle, mandolin, rainstick).
~199910#2
[Lu 2] Lúnasa. Otherworld. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhrán), Seán Smyth (fiddle, whistle, viola), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass, cello), Donogh Hennessy (guitar). For this tune: Kevin (flute).
~200211#1
[Tda 1] Téada. Téada. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, vocals, whistle, piano), John Blake (flute, whistle, guitar, piano), Seán McElwain (banjo, bouzouki, vocals), Tristan Rosenstock (bodhrán, vocals).
200811#2
[NtDay] Brett Lipshutz and Randy Lee Gosa. Night and Day. Brett Lipshutz (flute, whistle, bombarde), Randy Lee Gosa (guitar). For this tune: (whistle, flute).
20112#3
[HDvls 2] The House Devils. Crossing the Ocean. Matt Fahey (vocals, guitar, bouzouki, resonator guitar), Mat Walklate (harmonica, flute, vocals, whistle, pipes), Andrew Dinan (fiddle), Anthony Haller (double bass).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Fox on the Prowl
PJHrn 1, NtDay
Flowing Tide
EI 1
Glen of Aherlow
Lu 2
Paddy Taylor's
HDvls 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Julia Delaney
EI 1
Lady Birr
Lu 2
Old Maids of Galway
Tda 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.
On page 28 of [VB1] Vincent Broderick. Traditional Irish Flute Solos. The Turoe Stone Collection. Volume 1. [available]
As reel #369 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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): 1978