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Tune ID#5201 (Rookery)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Rookery about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording CMcEv 3 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Rookery, The / Fáir na bPréachán (composed by Vincent Broderick)
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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).
20052#2
[Drcht 2] Draíocht. Land's End. Michael Rooney (harp), June McCormack (flute).
20066#3
[MOR 2] Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. Inside Out. Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina).
20074#2
[CMcEv 3] Catherine McEvoy. The Home Ruler. Traditional Irish Flute Music. Catherine McEvoy (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~20085#2
[COG 2] Conal Ó Gráda. Cnoc Buí. Conal Ó Gráda (flute).
~20097#2
[SMcK] Skip McKinley. Fairy Tales. Skip McKinley (flute).
20115#2
[JigUp] The Jig Is Up!. First Steps. Judd Heartsill (accordion, flute), Larry Mallette (flute, whistle), Diehl Moran (fiddle, banjo), Matthew Lewis (guitar, flute, whistle), Robert Shaddox (bodhrán, vocals).
20121#1
[CtNGn] Caitlín Nic Gabhann. Caitlín. Caitlín Nic Gabhann (concertina, dance).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Drunken Landlady
CMcEv 3, JigUp
Old Maids of Galway
Drcht 2
Highest Hill in Sligo
MOR 2
Green Mountain
COG 2
Father Kelly's
SMcK
Played beforeOn Albums
Master McDermott's
SMcK
Morning Dew
CtNGn

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.
On page 32 of [VB1] Vincent Broderick. Traditional Irish Flute Solos. The Turoe Stone Collection. Volume 1. [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): 1990