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Tune ID#5599 (Blackwater Polka 2)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Blackwater Polka 2 about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MCrJD 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Polka32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Blackwater Polka 2, The / The Blackwater Polka #2 (2nd in set The Blackwater Polkas on MCrJD 1) (also in G) (compare, with reversed parts, #3910)
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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).
201011#3
[MCrJD 1] Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly. The Living Stream. Matt Cranitch (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion).
~20108#2
[2TapTrio] The Two Tap Trio. A Night at the Fair. Nathan Gourley (fiddle), Norah Rendell (flute, vocals), Brian Miller (guitar, bouzouki, backing vocals).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Sonny Sweeney's
MCrJD 1
Siege of Ennis
2TapTrio

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): 2010