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Tune ID#686 (Gaelic Club)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Gaelic Club about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Sol 3 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Gaelic Club, The / Glasgow Gaelic Club
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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).
~19988#2
[Sol 3] Solas. The Words That Remain. Karan Casey (vocals), John Doyle (guitar, etc.), Seamus Egan (flute, banjo, etc.), Winifred Horan (fiddle, etc.), Mick McAuley (accordion, concertina, etc.).
20092#2
[DPss 2] Dan Possumato. Pulling Out the Stops. Traditional Music and Song of Ireland. Dan Possumato (accordion).
20151#1
[CplySt] Nathan Gourley and Joey Abarta. Copley Street. Nathan Gourley (fiddle), Joey Abarta (pipes). For this tune: (B pipes), (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Banks of Lough Gowna
Sol 3
Luachrachán
DPss 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Vega Mandolin
Sol 3
Haunted House
DPss 2
Banks of Newfoundland
CplySt

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 #956 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #180 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 46 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [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