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Tune ID#6114 (Glen Cottage Polka)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Glen Cottage Polka about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording OHs 3 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Polka32AABBE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Glen Cottage Polka / Teachín an Ghleanna / The Little Green Cottage / Dennis Doody's Polka / From Billy to Jack / The Quarry Cross (2nd in set Kerry Polkas on LAC) (compare Green Cottage #735, noting the main difference in bars 3 and 4)
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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).
~19978#2
[OHs 3] Kevin Burke's Open House. Hoof and Mouth. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Mark Graham (harmonica, clarinet, vocals), Paul Kotapish (guitar, mandolin), Sandy Silva (feet).
~19981.7#1
[ESL 1] An Evening in Sliabh Luachra. Volume One. A Collection of Traditional Music and Song from the Sliabh Luachra Area. Denis Doody (accordion), Donal O'Connor (fiddle), Batt O'Connor (guitar).
20021#2
[LAC] Tom and Kerry Barrett. Lios A'Cheoil. Traditional Irish Music. Tom Barrett (fiddle), Kerry Barrett (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Paddy the Caffler
OHs 3
[untitled]
LAC
Played beforeOn Albums
Tolka Polka
OHs 3
Munster Bank
ESL 1
Pat Enright's
LAC

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 #130 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
As tune #72 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As tune #160 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As polka #17 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As polka #21 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
On page 134 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]

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 the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1976