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Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#705 (Garryowen)
about these two bars
Basic musical information on this tune.
|Rhythm ?||Bars||8-bar phrase structure||Mode ?|
|Double jig||32||AABB||G Major
given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Garryowen / Garry Owen / Battle of Limerick / The Bivouac / We May Roam thro' this World (untitled in set Mick Ryan's Lament on StGrmm 2) (also as march, also with additional parts, also in D, G, or Bb)
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.
to hear the first 12 seconds.
|[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments).
[PT] Patsy Touhey. The Piping of Patsy Touhey. Patsy Touhey (pipes).
[StGrmm 2] Stanley & Grimm. Another Round. . .. Nicole Engstrom aka Nikki Engstrom (fiddle), Sean Brennan (guitar, vocals).
[ACrby 2] Angelina Carberry. Pluckin' Mad. Angelina Carberry (banjo, tenor guitar).
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 #971 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. |
|As tune #1001 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. |
|On page 9 of [Ba] Betty M. Barlow. Fiddle Tunes for the Violinist. |
|On page 23 of [MR] Barbara Wygol (tunes), Jenny Loui (text). The Piper's Chair. A Collection of Tunes and Folklore from Micho Russell. |
|On page 138 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition. |
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