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Tune ID#4943 (Westering Home)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Westering Home about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BRny 1 (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):
Westering Home / Ag dul siar abhaile (very similar to slide Trasna na dTonnta #3238; also compare waltz My Own Western Home #6993)
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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.

Click play below to hear the first 12 seconds.
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
[BRny 1] Brian Rooney. The Godfather. Brian Rooney (fiddle).
[RdOnly] Brian McNamara and Tim Collins. Reed Only. Brian McNamara (pipes), Tim Collins (concertina). For this tune: Tim Collins (concertina).
[LKPD] Liam Kelly and Philip Duffy. Sets in Stone. Liam Kelly (flute), Philip Duffy (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Fasten the Leg in Her
Played beforeOn Albums
Bold Thady Quill
BRny 1
Tell Her I Am
Paddy Cronin's


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): 1999