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Tune ID#4269 (A Trip to Galway)

Transcription of first 2 bars of A Trip to Galway about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording LYK 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
A Trip to Galway / Trip to Galway / The Trip to Galway (also in E) (mistakenly credited to Liz Kane on album PO 4)
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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).
20012#1
[LYK 1] Liz and Yvonne Kane. The Well Tempered Bow. Liz Kane (fiddle), Yvonne Kane (fiddle), John Blake (guitar, piano).
20086#1
[RedW] The Red Wellies. The Red Wellies. Claudine "Beanie" Odell (fiddle), Duncan Wickel (fiddle, pipes), Vincent Fogarty (bouzouki).
~20115#1
[PO 4] Paddy O'Brien. Mixing the Punch. Paddy O'Brien (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Crabs in the Skillet
LYK 1
Rabbit in the Field
RedW
Mixing the Punch
PO 4

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 #345 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [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): 1907