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Tune ID#5672 (Rambling Pitchfork)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Rambling Pitchfork about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording TPtts (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Minor
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Rambling Pitchfork, The (a wide range of settings are included here, but all were knowingly derived from Tommy Potts's) (compare #1644) (composed by Tommy Potts as an adaptation of tune #1644)
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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).
197121#3 (1:57)
[TPtts] Tommy Potts. The Liffey Banks. Tommy Potts (fiddle).
~200511#1 (0:21)
[InTndm] Kevin Burke and Ged Foley. In Tandem. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Ged Foley (guitar, vocals).
~200711#2
[CAdz 1] Charlene Adzima. The Initiation. Charlene Adzima (fiddle, viola, vocals).
~201114#2
[PO 4] Paddy O'Brien. Mixing the Punch. Paddy O'Brien (accordion).
20125#2
[BrtEarly] Paddy O'Brien, Nathan Gourley, and Dáithí Sproule. Bright and Early. "Something to Crow About". Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Nathan Gourley (fiddle), Dáithí Sproule (guitar).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Gander in the Pratie Hole
TPtts
Rambling Pitchfork
CAdz 1
Gaffney's Favourite Son
PO 4
Ballykeal Jig
BrtEarly
Played beforeOn Albums
Rambling Pitchfork
InTndm
Trip to Reykjavík
CAdz 1

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): 1971