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Tune ID#5516 (George Brabazon)

Transcription of first 2 bars of George Brabazon about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording CrlnAlbs (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig16ABG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
George Brabazon / George Brabazon First Air / La gigue de George Brabazon / The Rakes of Cashel (2nd in set Rakes and Frolics on LzKnls 2) (also in minor with much longer structure on CTL 11) (composed by Turlough O'Carolan)
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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).
1977B.1#1
[Barde 1] Barde. Barde. Richard Chapman (mandolin, banjo, dulcimer, guitar, vocals), Toby Cinnsealaé (flute, recorder, percussion), Pierre Guérin (accordion, guitar, concertina, recorder, vocals), Cris MacRághallaigh [Chris Crilly] (fiddle, bodhrán, percussion, vocals), Ed Moore (bodhrán, percussion, flute, concertina), Elliot Selick (fiddle, banjo, flute).
~199420#1
[CrlnAlbs] Máire Ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman. The Carolan Albums. Máire Ní Chathasaigh (harp), Chris Newman (guitar).
~20053#2
[CTL 11] Cherish the Ladies. Woman of the House. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle, harmony vocals), Mary Coogan (guitar, mandolin, banjo, banjitar, octave mandolin), Heidi Talbot (vocals), Roisin Dillon (fiddle), Mirella Murray (accordion).
~20101#2
[LzKnls 2] Liz Knowles. Making Time. Liz Knowles (fiddle, strings). For this tune: Liz (fiddles).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Planxty Mary O'Neill
CTL 11
Humours of Glin
LzKnls 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Leslie's March
CTL 11

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 #6 in [Crln] The Complete Works of O'Carolan. [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 only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1977