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Tune ID#736 (Glen Cottage)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Glen 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 JLavelle (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Polka32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Glen Cottage, The / Glen Cottage / The Glencottage / The Glen Cottage Polka (2) / Teachín an Ghleanna / The Glin Cottage Polka / The Glin Cottage / The Green Cottage No. 2 (2nd in set Glin Cottage Polkas on JDa 1; 2nd in The Green Cottage Selection in book IFMCK) (also in B or G) (compare as slide Barrack Hill #2462)
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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).
19776#2
[JDa 1] Jackie Daly. Music from Sliabh Luachra. Jackie Daly (accordion, concertina).
~19782.7#2
[DDoody] Denis Doody. Kerry Music. Denis Doody (accordion).
19956#3
[DRuss] Dale Russ. Irish Fiddle. Dale Russ (fiddle).
~20005#3
[JLavelle] John Lavelle. @Home Alone. John Lavelle (accordion).
~201011#2
[MoMad] Brendan Begley and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. A Moment of Madness. Brendan Begley (accordion), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle, hardanger fiddle).
~20106#2
[MoMad] Brendan Begley and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. A Moment of Madness. Brendan Begley (accordion), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle, hardanger fiddle). For this tune: Caoimhín (hardanger fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Green Cottage
JDa 1, MoMad
Toormore #1
DRuss, JLavelle
Johnny I Do Miss You
DDoody
Tá Dhá Ghabhairín Buí Agam
MoMad
Played beforeOn Albums
Weaver's Delight
DRuss, JLavelle
Julia Clifford's
MoMad
I'll Tell Me Ma
MoMad

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 56 of [IFMCK] Drew Beisswenger. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. [available]
As tune #78 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As tune #237 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As tune #49 in [IBPS] Pat Conway. Ireland's Best Polkas and Slides. [available]
On page 230 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): 1949