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Tune ID#5317 (Stack of Rye)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Stack of Rye about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording KCrhn (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Fling32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Stack of Rye, The / Stack of Rye / Junior Crehan's / Gerry Egan's (also as hornpipe) (1st in set The Four Stacks (Rye / Oats / Wheat / Barley) on KCrhn; 1st in set Two Flings by Junior Crehan on Hmmrs) (composed by Martin "Junior" Crehan)
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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).
~20007#1
[MulcFam1] The Mulcahy Family. The Mulcahy Family. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, concertina), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (accordion, concertina, harp).
~20014#1
[KCrhn] Kevin Crehan. An Bhábóg sa Bhádóg. Music from West Clare. Kevin Crehan (fiddle).
20026#2
[Lu 4] Lúnasa. Redwood. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle), Seán Smyth (fiddle, whistle), Cillian Vallely (pipes, whistle), Donogh Hennessy (guitar, whistle), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass). For this tune: 1st time Kevin (flute).
200914#1
[Hmmrs] The Hammers. From Distant Shores. Paul Hammer (mandolin, banjo), Susan Hammer (whistle, concertina).
~201113#2
[PO 4] Paddy O'Brien. Mixing the Punch. Paddy O'Brien (accordion).
~20144#1
[MMcNmr 3] Mary MacNamara. Note for Note. Mary MacNamara (concertina). For this tune: (Bb/F concertina).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
A Stór Mo Chroí
Lu 4
Poll Ha'penny
PO 4
Played beforeOn Albums
Hills of Coore
MulcFam1, Hmmrs
Little Stack of Oats
KCrhn
Ladies Step up to Tea
Lu 4
Stack of Barley
MMcNmr 3

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): 2000