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Tune ID#735 (Green Cottage)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Green 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 (transposed down) (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Polka32AABBE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Green Cottage, The / The Green Cottage Polka / Glen Cottage No. 1 / The Glen Cottage / Glen Cottage Polka / Teachin an Ghleanna / Glin Cottage Polka / St. Patrick Was a Gentleman / St. Patrick Was Your Patron Saint / Alasdair MacAlister / Alistair MacAllistair / McAllister's Fling / Johnny O'Leary's (1st in set The Glin Cottage Polkas on JDa 1; 1st in set The Green Cottage Polkas on CTL 5; 1st in in The Green Cottage Selection in book IFMCK) (also in F# or A or D) (compare closely Glen Cottage #6114, noting the main difference in bars 3 and 4)
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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).
19776#1
[JDa 1] Jackie Daly. Music from Sliabh Luachra. Jackie Daly (accordion, concertina).
~1981A.5#2
[SA] James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien, Daithi Sproule. Spring in the Air. James Kelly (fiddle), Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Daithi Sproule (guitar, vocals).
~198119#2
[KOS] James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien, Daithi Sproule. Traditional Music of Ireland. James Kelly (fiddle), Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Daithi Sproule (vocals, guitar).
19931.4#1
[SDI 3] Set Dances of Ireland. Volume III. Denis (fiddle), Paudy (flute), Timmy (melodeon).
199525#1
[JOL 3] Johnny O'Leary. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. Johnny O'Leary (accordion).
~19966#1
[CTL 5] Cherish the Ladies. New Day Dawning. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle, vocals), Mary Coogan (guitar, mandolin, banjo), Mary Rafferty (accordion, whistle), Donna Long (piano, fiddle, vocals), Siobhan Egan (fiddle, bodhrán, whistle), Aoife Clancy (vocals, guitar). For this tune: 1st time Mary Coogan (mandolin).
~20033#2
[NCrg 3] North Cregg. Summer at My Feet. Ciarán Coughlan (piano, harmonium), Fiona Kelleher (vocals), Christy Leahy (accordion), Martin Leahy (drums, percussion), Paul Meehan (banjo, guitar, mandolin), Caoimhín Vallely (fiddle, piano).
~201011#1
[MoMad] Brendan Begley and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. A Moment of Madness. Brendan Begley (accordion), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle, hardanger fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
John Kelly's
SA, KOS
Callaghan's
NCrg 3
Played beforeOn Albums
Glen Cottage
JDa 1, MoMad
Ballyvournie Polka
SA, KOS
Captain Moonlight's Army
SDI 3
Jer O'Connell's
CTL 5
Shepherd's Lamb
NCrg 3

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.
On page 55 of [IFMCK] Drew Beisswenger. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. [available]
As tune #236 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As tune #50 in [IBPS] Pat Conway. Ireland's Best Polkas and Slides. [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): 1949