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Tune ID#4229 (Glin)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Glin about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SN 2 (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):
Glin, The / Gleanntán Polka (3rd in set Polkas on JBrosnan) (compare Ballygow #3969; compare 1st part with 1st part of Black Silk Slip #4996)
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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).
19922.2#1
[SDI 2] Set Dances of Ireland. Volume II. Denis McMahon (fiddle), Paudy Scully (flute), Timmy O'Connor (melodeon), Michael Tubridy (flute), Tommy McCarthy (concertina), Eamon McGivney (fiddle).
~199611#3
[JBrosnan] John Brosnan. The Cook in the Kitchen. John Brosnan (accordion). For this tune: with Tim Kerins (fiddle), Jer Collins (fiddle), Willie O'Connell (fiddle), Joe O'Sullivan (flute), Denis O'Connor (banjo).
~19991#3
[SN 2] Sliabh Notes. Gleanntán. Dónal Murphy (accordion), Tommy O'Sullivan (guitar, vocals), Matt Cranitch (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Knocknagoshel
JBrosnan
Pete Bradley's Polka
SN 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Mist on the Glen
SDI 2

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): 1992