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Tune ID#6012 (Bog Carrot)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Bog Carrot about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BBow 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel24ABCD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Bog Carrot, The / Jack the Lighthouse / The Game Cock / An Coileach Comhraic / Captain Francis Wemyss / Those Evening Bells Reel / Along the River Banks / The Maid I First Courted / The Western Lasses (also without 3rd part, which was composed by Jackie Daly, according to CRE 5) (compare 1st 2 parts with slide #3886 Man in the Moon)
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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).
~198412#1
[BBow 1] Jackie Daly, Séamus & Manus McGuire. Buttons and Bows. Jackie Daly (accordion, concertina), Séamus McGuire (fiddle, viola), Manus McGuire (fiddle).
~20117#3
[DdBzz] Mick O'Brien and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. Deadly Buzz. Aoibhinn Crónán. Mick O'Brien (pipes, whistle, flute), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (hardanger fiddle, fiddle, whistle). For this tune: (Bb whistle), (fiddle).

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Glenside Cottage
DdBzz
Played beforeOn Albums
Dan Breen's
BBow 1

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 #158 in [CRE 5] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 5.

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): 1974