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Tune ID#6366 (Courtown Harbour)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Courtown Harbour about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording LN 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Courtown Harbour / Porttown Harbour (composed by Jimmy McHugh)
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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).
~199814#2
[LN 2] Laurence Nugent. Two for Two. Laurence Nugent (flute, whistle). For this tune: (flute, whistle).
~200010#1
[MulcFam1] The Mulcahy Family. The Mulcahy Family. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, concertina), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (accordion, concertina, harp).
201412#2
[LLses 5] The London Lasses and Chris O'Malley. The One I Loved the Best. Karen Ryan (fiddle, mandola, banjo, whistle), Elaine Conwell (fiddle), Elma McElligott (flute, whistle, saxophone, backing vocal), Brogan McAuliffe (concertina), Brona McVittie (vocal, harp), Chris O'Malley (piano, guitar).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Down the Back Lane
LN 2
Scatter the Mud
LLses 5
Played beforeOn Albums
Rakes of Kildare
LN 2
Smiling Bride
MulcFam1
Holly Bush
LLses 5

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): 1998