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Tune ID#4811 (Tay in the Bog)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Tay in the Bog about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording DBDL (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBC Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Tay in the Bog / Tae in the Bog / Tae ar an bPortach (as Gan Ainm on LRCB) (also in D or G or F) (composed by Fr. Séamus Quinn)
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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).
~19898#2
[DBDL] Ben Lennon, Séamus Quinn, Gabriel McArdle, Ciarán Curran. Dog Big and Dog Little. Ben Lennon (fiddle), Séamus Quinn (fiddle, accordion, piano), Gabriel McArdle (concertina, song), Ciarán Curran (cittern).
~199910#1
[JOH 1] John O'Halloran. "But Why, Johnny?". John O'Halloran (accordion). For this tune: (C melodeon).
~20021#1
[ECoy 1] Éamonn Coyne. Through the Round Window. Éamonn Coyne (banjo, guitar, mandolin).
~200612#2
[JasCt] James Carty. Upon My Soul. James Carty (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
200816#2
[LRCB] Lough Ree Ceili Band. Keep 'er Lit. Live from Spanish Point. Johnnie Duffy (banjo), Brendan Doyle (accordion), Liz Ryan (piano), Colin Butler (drums).
20102#2
[MCnDMn] Mick Conneely and David Munnelly. 'Tis What It Is. Mick Conneely (fiddle, bouzouki), David Munnelly (accordion, melodeon).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Pretty Brown-Haired Girl
DBDL
Road to Rosroe
JasCt
Jig of Slurs
LRCB
Maho Snaps
MCnDMn
Played beforeOn Albums
East at Glendart
JOH 1
Banks of Newfoundland
ECoy 1
Maid in the Meadow
MCnDMn

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1989