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Tune ID#6806 (Around the Bench of Rushes)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Around the Bench of Rushes about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JMcK (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Around the Bench of Rushes / The Bunch of Green Rushes / Life Is All Checkered / This Life Is All Checkered / Life Is All Chequered / The Black Rogue / The Black Joke / The Bark Is on the Swelling Shore / Come under My Plaiddie / God Bless the Grey Mountain / Humours of Donnybrook / Inishown / The Irish Lass / The Irish Lady / Johnny MacGill / Johnny McGill / The Little Bunch of Rushes / Michael Malloy / Michael Mulloy / Nature and Melody / O! Pleasant Was the Moon / Shane Glas / Shaun glas / Billy O'Rourke's / Sublime Was the Warning / Shandrum Boggoon (also in A Major, A Mixolydian, or D Major) (compare Black Rogue #160)
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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).
19252.7#2
[JMcK] John McKenna. The Music and Life of John McKenna. 'The Buck from the Mountain'. John McKenna (flute, whistle, lilting, vocals). For this tune: (C# flute), with Michael Gaffney (banjo mandolin).
~20071#3
[Hmdgr] Paul Brock and Enda Scahill. Humdinger. Paul Brock (accordion), Enda Scahill (banjo, mandolin).
20144#1
[LfAllChk] Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen. Life Is All Checkered. Nathan Gourley (fiddle, guitar), Laura Feddersen (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Geese in the Bog
JMcK
Kimmel's
Hmdgr
Played beforeOn Albums
Geese in the Bog
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 recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #915 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #302 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #33 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [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): 1903