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Tune ID#5948 (A Tune for Bernie)

Transcription of first 2 bars of A Tune for Bernie about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording CtNGn (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars4-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slide32AABBA Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
A Tune for Bernie / A Jig for Bernie (2nd in set Tune for Bernie Slides on AGrnv 2) (also in G, also described as a single jig) (composed by Caitlín Nic Gabhann)
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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.

Click play below to hear the first 12 seconds.
Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~20107#2
[NcGvsky] NicGaviskey. Home away from Home. Sean Gavin (flute), Bernadette Nic Gabhann (fiddle), Caitlín Nic Gabhann (concertina), Sean McComiskey (accordion). For this tune: Caitlín (concertina).
20127#2
[CtNGn] Caitlín Nic Gabhann. Caitlín. Caitlín Nic Gabhann (concertina, dance).
~201411#2
[AGrnv 2] Aoife Granville. Sáimhín Só. Aoife Granville (flute, fiddle, fife, whistle, vocals). For this tune: (Bb whistle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Chase Me Charlie
NcGvsky
Up Leitrim
CtNGn
Dawley's Delight
AGrnv 2

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