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Tune ID#6565 (Drocketty's March)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Drocketty's March about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Cran 5 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
March24ABCG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Drocketty's March / Droghedy’s March / The Drogheda March / The Mummers' or Droghedy March / The Mummers' March / Druids' Dance (1st in set The Drogheda March & Slip Jig on LFinger; 2nd in set Hunt & Drocketty on Cran 5) (with parts in various orders and with shortened parts on LFinger)
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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).
~19912#1
[LFinger] Joe McHugh and Barry Carroll. The Long Finger. An Mhéar Fhada. Joe McHugh (pipes, whistle, keyboard, bouzouki), Barry Carroll (hammered dulcimer, keyboard). For this tune: Joe (low whistle).
~20144#2
[Cran 5] Cran. Dally and Stray. Seán Corcoran (vocals, mandocello), Desi Wilkinson (flute, whistle, pipes, vocals), Ronan Browne (pipes, flute, whistle, vocals).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Hunt the Squirrel
Cran 5
Played beforeOn Albums
Cock and the Hen
LFinger

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.
On page 125 of [IMM] Francis O'Neill. Irish Minstrels and Musicians. [available]
On page 68 of [D&M] Arthur Warren Darley and Patrick Joseph McCall. The Darley and McCall Collection of Traditional Irish 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 only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1913