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Tune ID#4506 (Farewell to Gurteen)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Farewell to Gurteen 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 ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Farewell to Gurteen / Slán le Goirtín (2nd in set Matt Haye's Jigs on RshMtn) (compare 1st part with 1st part of Boys of Coomanore #2326 and with 1st part of Humours of Drinagh #856) (composed by Willie Coleman)
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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).
~197727#2
[RshMtn] The Rushy Mountain. Billy Clifford Trio: Billy Clifford (flute), Matt Hayes (accordion).
~19992#1
[HB 1] Harry Bradley. Bad Turns and Horse-Shoe Bends. Harry Bradley (flute).
~20036#1
[JCt 4] John Carty. At It Again. John Carty (fiddle).
~20056#1
[ACrby 1] Angelina Carberry. An Traidisiún Beo. Angelina Carberry (banjo).
~200911#2
[JWynn 2] John Wynne. Ar nós na Gaoithe. Like the Wind. John Wynne (flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Paddy Fahy's
RshMtn
Tripping on the Mountain
JWynn 2
Played beforeOn Albums
An Buachaillín Bán
HB 1
Kitty's Rambles
JCt 4
John Joe Gardiner's
ACrby 1
Petticoat Loose
JWynn 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 #53 in volume 3 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.

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