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Tune ID#420 (Crosses of Annagh)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Crosses of Annagh about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording CC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Crosses of Annagh / The Crosses of Annagh / The Crosses at Annagh / Bobby Casey's / Tommy Peoples's Favourite (2nd in set Crosses of Annagh on Dnu 1) (also singled) (composed by Michael Dwyer)
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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).
19743#2
[CC] Bernard O'Sullivan and Tommy McMahon. Clare Concertinas. Bernard O'Sullivan (concertina), Tommy McMahon (concertina) except where solos noted. For this tune: Tommy.
~19963#1
[GOh] Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin. Traditional Music from Clare and Beyond. Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin (concertina, whistle).
199714#2
[Dnu 1] Danú. Danú. Daire Bracken (fiddle), Brendan McCarthy (accordion), Donnchadh Gough (pipes, bodhrán), Tom Doorley (flute), Eamonn Doorley (bouzouki, fiddle), Timmy Murray (guitar), Cárthach Mac Craith (vocals).
~201117#1
[PO 4] Paddy O'Brien. Mixing the Punch. Paddy O'Brien (accordion).
~20142#1
[MMcNmr 3] Mary MacNamara. Note for Note. Mary MacNamara (concertina).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Old Torn Petticoat
CC
Ah Surely
Dnu 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Jackson's
GOh
Aughacashel
Dnu 1
Tom Doherty's
PO 4
Rakish Paddy
MMcNmr 3

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 tune #31 in volume 2 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As reel #94 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #58 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session 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): 1974