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Tune ID#5809 (Turf Cutter)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Turf Cutter about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording A PG (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slip jig16ABA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Turf Cutter, The (composed by Paddy O'Brien the younger, of Offaly)
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Discography cd

Here is the sole recording of this tune considering only the indexed recordings.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~20121#2
[A PG] Altan. Gleann Nimhe - The Poison Glen. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Ciaran Curran (bouzouki, mandolin), Ciaran Tourish (fiddle, vocals), Dáithi Sproule (guitar, vocals), Mark Kelly (guitar, bouzouki, vocals), Dermot Byrne (accordion). For this tune: with Harry Bradley (flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
A Fig for a Kiss
A PG

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): 2012