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Tune ID#437 (Glenbeigh)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Glenbeigh about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BtB (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Barn dance32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Glenbeigh, The / The Glenbeigh Hornpipe / The Chaffpool Post / Chaffpool Post / McDermott's / McDermott's Barndance / The Curlew Hills / Curlew Hills Polka / Morrison's Polka / A Donegal Barndance / The German Polka / The German Schottische / Bielbie's / James Gannon's Barn Dance (also in F) (compare #5385) (composed by Michael Gorman, according to RtHaMtD and MGm and JBrosnan. According to SCAC the "Glenbeigh" title was an invention of Charlie Piggott.)
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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).
193112#1
[BtB] Paddy Killoran, James Morrison. From Ballymote to Brooklyn. Paddy Killoran (fiddle), James Morrison (fiddle). For this tune: Paddy Killoran (fiddle), Paddy Sweeney (fiddle).
193116#1
[RtHaMtD] Round the House and Mind the Dresser. Paddy Killoran (fiddle), Paddy Sweeney (fiddle).
19681.15#1
[MGm] Michael Gorman. The Sligo Champion. The Fiddle Music of County Sligo. Michael Gorman (fiddle, vocals).
~197310#1
[JJK] John and James Kelly with Michael Crehan and Michael Gavin. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. James Kelly (fiddle), John Kelly (fiddle).
~1989A.3#1
[Bx] Boxty. Boxty. Christine Dowling (flute, vocals, concertina), Martin Dowling (fiddle), Bob Newton (mandocello).
~19902.1#1
[HamHam] Hammy Hamilton. The Moneymusk. Hammy Hamilton (flute). For this tune: with Paul (flute).
~19966#1
[JBrosnan] John Brosnan. The Cook in the Kitchen. John Brosnan (accordion). For this tune: with Tim Kerins (fiddle), Maurice Moriarty (banjo).
199710#2
[SCAC] Séamus Creagh, Aidan Coffey. Séamus Creagh, Aidan Coffey. Séamus Creagh (fiddle), Aidan Coffey (accordion).
19989#1
[CBnds] The County Bounds. Johnny McCarthy (fiddle), Con "Fada" Ó Drisceoil (accordion).
~20063#2
[Tda 3] Téada. Inné Amárach. Seán McElwain (guitar, bouzouki, banjo), Damien Stenson (flute), Tristan Rosenstock (bodhrán), Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, piano), Paul Finn (accordion).
~201412#1
[4StarT 2] Four Star Trio. Magnetic South. Johnny McCarthy (fiddle, flute, whistle, vocals, guitar), Con Ó Drisceoil (accordion, melodeon, vocals, piano), Pat Herring Ahern (guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, ukulele).
~201415#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 Blackguard
SCAC
Jamesy Gannon's March
Tda 3
Played beforeOn Albums
Belle of the Ball
BtB, RtHaMtD
Jackie Tar
CBnds, 4StarT 2
Hills of TaraHamHam, MMcNmr 3
Jamesy Gannon's
MGm
James Gannon's
JJK
Peach Blossoms
Bx
Keel Row
JBrosnan
Over the Moor to Peggy
Tda 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 misc #30 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [available]
As tune #96 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): 1931