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Tune ID#432 (Cúil Aodha)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Cúil Aodha about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Ch B (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):
Cúil Aodha Slide, The / Cuil Aodha Slide / Sleamhnán Chúil Aodha / [misspelled as:] Cuíl Addha Slide / Connie Walsh's / Connie Walsh's Slide (4th in set Chase around the Windmill on Ch B; for 4th figure of Mealagh Valley Jig Set on MISD 6; for Ballyvourney Jig Set on MISD 7; 2nd in set The Tanglony on Yanks 2) (also parts reversed)
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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).
~197910#4
[Ch B] The Chieftains. 9. Boil the Breakfast Early. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle, bones), Derek Bell (harp, tiompán), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán, vocals), Matt Molloy (flute, whistle).
~19962.8#1
[MISD 6] Donncha Lynch Trio. The Magic of Irish Set Dancing. Vol. 6. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogán Lynch (concertina), Donncha Lynch Jr. (guitar).
~1996A.7#1
[MISD 7] Donncha Lynch Trio. The Magic of Irish Set Dancing. Vol. 7. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogán Lynch (concertina), Donncha Lynch Jr. (guitar).
~199810#3
[JCnly 2] Johnny Connolly. Drioball na Fáinleoige. Johnny Connolly (melodeon, accordion, vocals). For this tune: (B row of accordion).
~19981#3
[MDOSe] Maidhc Dainín Ó Sé. Ó Chicago go Carrachán. Maidhc Dainín Ó Sé (accordion, vocals). For this tune: with John Browne (banjo), Caoimhín Ó Sé (whistle).
200119#2
[PHCB] Public House Ceili Band. Go Figure. Dan Cobb (banjo), Dave Delgado (whistle), Alan Ng (fiddle), Bob Newton (octave mandolin).
200219#1
[DLB] Donncha Lynch Band. Timmy 'the Brit' McCarthy's Set Dances of Cork and Kerry. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogan Lynch (concertina), Ronan Lynch (fiddle), Donncha Lynch, Jr. (guitar).
20142.1#2
[Yanks 2] The Yanks. Haymaker. Dan Gurney (accordion), Dylan Foley (fiddle, whistle), Sean Earnest (guitar, bouzouki), Isaac Alderson (flute, pipes, tenor saxophone, whistle).

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Bridge of Athlone
JCnly 2, MDOSe
Cailleach an Airgid
Ch B
An Chóisir
PHCB
Haybarn
Yanks 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Denis O'Keeffe's
MISD 6, MISD 7, DLB
Pretty Girl
Ch B
Where Is the Cat?
Yanks 2

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 #60 in volume 2 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #28 in [LPF] Eithne and Brian Vallely. Learn to Play the Fiddle with Armagh Pipers Club. [available]
As slide #8 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #196 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As tune #27 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
As tune #60 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
As slide #7 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
On page 95 of [IFMCK] Drew Beisswenger. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. [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