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Tune ID#505 (Dick Gossip's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Dick Gossip's about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording ItS (track 5) (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Dick Gossip's / Dick Gossip / Dick Gossip's Reel / Dicky Gossip's / The Castle (mislabeled as Toss the Feathers on track 26 of ItS) (also with 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).
~19765#2
[ItS] In the Smoke. Jimmy Power (fiddle).
~197826#2
[ItS] In the Smoke. Jimmy Power (fiddle).
~199217#2
[MMM] Music at Matt Molloy's. Jimmy Murray (flute), Jimmy Murphy (fiddle), Peter Horan (fiddle).
19966#2
[TF] Martin Dowling, Christine Dowling, Daithi Sproule. A Thousand Farewells. Martin Dowling (fiddle), Christine Dowling (flute, vocals), Daithi Sproule (guitar).
200110#1
[PHCB] Public House Ceili Band. Go Figure. Dan Cobb (banjo), Dave Delgado (whistle), Alan Ng (fiddle), Bob Newton (octave mandolin).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Jackie Coleman's
ItS, ItS
Mullin's Fancy
MMM, TF
Played beforeOn Albums
Micho Russell's Reel
MMM
Old Woman of the House
TF
Green Gates
PHCB

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 #17 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #1 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 15 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 21 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #61 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As reel #175 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [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