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Tune ID#6364 (Old Grey Gander)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Old Grey Gander about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording LfAllChk (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Old Grey Gander, The / An Seanghandal Liath / Humours of Schull (also singled) (compare Eel in the Sink #573 and John Stewart #6861) (compare the only slightly different John Naughton's #5670; compare John Stewart #6861; compare 1st part with 1st part of Finbar Dwyer's #3288 and 1st part of The Humors of Schull, the latter included here from book 1001)
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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).
201410#3
[LfAllChk] Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen. Life Is All Checkered. Nathan Gourley (fiddle, guitar), Laura Feddersen (fiddle).

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
My Otis Tomas Mandolin
LfAllChk

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 recording listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #600 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #699 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [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): 1907