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Tune ID#734 (Glenside Cottage)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Glenside Cottage about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JDa 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Glenside Cottage, The / The Old Ruined Cottage in the Glen / Lovely Molly / A Denis Murphy Reel (2nd in The Gatehouse Maid Set on BBow 4) (also singled)
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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).
197713#1
[JDa 1] Jackie Daly. Music from Sliabh Luachra. Jackie Daly (accordion, concertina). For this tune: (accordion).
197728#1
[RshMtn] The Rushy Mountain. Jackie Daly (accordion).
~19922#2
[FireAfl] Matt Molloy, Seán Keane, Liam O'Flynn. The Fire Aflame. Matt Molloy (flute), Seán Keane (fiddle), Liam O'Flynn (pipes). For this tune: Matt (B flute).
19993#1
[Dnu 2] Danú. Think before You Think. Tom Doorley (flute, whistle), Eamon Doorley (bouzouki, mandola), Brendan McCarthy (accordion), Jesse Smith (fiddle, viola), Noel Ryan (guitar), Donnchadh Gough (bodhrán, pipes), Ciarán Ó Gealbháin (vocals).
~199914#1
[HB 1] Harry Bradley. Bad Turns and Horse-Shoe Bends. Harry Bradley (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~20117#2
[DdBzz] Mick O'Brien and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. Deadly Buzz. Aoibhinn Crónán. Mick O'Brien (pipes, whistle, flute), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (hardanger fiddle, fiddle, whistle). For this tune: (Bb whistle), (fiddle).
20159#2
[BBow 4] Buttons and Bows. The Return of Spring. Jackie Daly (accordion), Séamus McGuire (fiddle, viola), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Garry O'Briain (guitar, mandocello, piano).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Killeigh Hornpipe
FireAfl
Dónal a' Phumpa
DdBzz
Gatehouse Maid
BBow 4
Played beforeOn Albums
I Have No Money
JDa 1, RshMtn, BBow 4
Morning Dew
Dnu 2
Boys of Portaferry
HB 1
Bog Carrot
DdBzz

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 #1298 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #563 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #296 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
On page 114 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As reel #637 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [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