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Tune ID#732 (Glen Road to Carrick)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Glen Road to Carrick about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording FS (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel40ABCDED Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Glen Road to Carrick, The / Glenn Road to Carrick / On the Road from Glen to Carrick / Bóthar an Ghleanna go dtí an Charraig / On the Road (4th in set The Donegal Set on Ch W; 2nd in set Top It Off on NNC 2) (also last part doubled) (compare The Chorus Reel #4927 and more distantly Chorus Reel #319, Chorus Jig #317, and Mill na Máidi #1290)
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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).
~199010#2
[SK 2] Seán Keane. Jig It in Style. Seán Keane (fiddle). For this tune: with Liam O'Flynn (pipes)..
19916#1
~19915#1
[BIABH 3] Bringing It All Back Home. Volume 3. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Seamus Glackin (fiddle), Kevin Glackin (fiddle).
~199513#2
[Whr] Paddy Glackin and Robbie Hannan. The Whirlwind. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Robbie Hannan (pipes). For this tune: (B pipes), (fiddle).
200010#4
[Ch W] The Chieftains. Water from the Well. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle, accordion), Derek Bell (harp, harpsichord, piano, tiompán), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán, vocals), Matt Molloy (flute). For this tune: with Altan: Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle), Ciarán Tourish (fiddle), Dermot Byrne (accordion), Ciarán Curran (bouzouki), Dáithí Sproule (guitar).
~20083#2
[SMTOD] Stéphanie Makem and Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn. Ceol is Píob. Stéphanie Makem (vocals), Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn (pipes). For this tune: (Bb pipes).
~200815#2
[Fdl 1] Ciarán Ó Maonaigh, Aidan O'Donnell. Fidil. Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (fiddle), Aidan O'Donnell (fiddle).
~20102#2
[NNC 2] Niamh Ní Charra. Súgach Sámh / Happy Out. Niamh Ní Charra (fiddle, concertina, vocals, viola). For this tune: (fiddle).
~201111#2
[StryGoes] Seán Tyrrell, Kevin Glackin, Ronan Browne. And So the Story Goes . . .. Seán Tyrrell (banjo, mandolin, mandola, mandocello, mandobass, tenor guitar, vocals), Kevin Glackin (fiddle), Ronan Browne (pipes, flute, whistle, bodhrán).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Willie's Single
SK 2
Dogs among the Bushes
Whr
Glen Road to Carrick
Ch W
Matt Peoples
Fdl 1
Silver Slipper
SMTOD
Top It Off
NNC 2
An Gasúr Mór
StryGoes
Played beforeOn Albums
Wild Irishman
BIABH 3
McFadden's Handsome Daughter
NNC 2

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 #28 in volume 3 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #182 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
On page 167 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [available]
As tune #13 in [P50] Brian and Eithne Vallely. Play 50 Reels. [available]
As reel #115 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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): 1974