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Tune ID#4308 (Scattery Island)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Scattery Island about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording RshMtn (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars4-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slide32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Scattery Island / Scattery Island Slide / Skattery Island / Inis Cathaigh / Going to the Well for Water / Going for Water (2nd in set The Kilfenora Sexy Jig on 4MD 2) (also in C) (compare Going for Water #5580; compare 1st part with 1st part of #7317)
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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).
197517#1
[JnKlly] John Kelly. Irish Traditional Concertina and Fiddle Music. John Kelly (concertina, fiddle). For this tune: (concertina).
19762.11#3
[HmrLshn] John and Julia Clifford. The Humours of Lisheen. Music from Sliabh Luachra Vol. 3. John Clifford (piano accordion), Julia Clifford (fiddle). For this tune: with Maurice O'Keefe (fiddle).
197629#3
[RshMtn] The Rushy Mountain. John Clifford (piano accordion), Julia Clifford (fiddle), Maurice O'Keefe (fiddle).
~19896#1
[SRn 1] Seán Ryan. Siúil Uait / Take the Air. Seán Ryan (whistle). For this tune: (Eb whistle).
~199312#2
[4MD 2] Four Men and a Dog. Shifting Gravel. Cathal Hayden (fiddle, banjo), Gino Lupari (percussion, vocals), Kevin Doherty (guitar, vocals), Arty McGlynn (guitar), Conor Keane (accordion), Gerry O'Connor (banjo, fiddle).
~19932#2
[CKeane 1] Conor Keane. Cooley's House. Conor Keane (accordion). For this tune: with Kevin Griffin (banjo).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Billy O'Rourke Is the Boy
HmrLshn, RshMtn
Kilfenora Jig
4MD 2
Pete Bradley's
CKeane 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Kilfenora Jig
SRn 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.
As tune #167 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As tune #68 in [DM 4] Dave Mallinson. 100 Vital 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): 1975