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Tune ID#743 (Caisleán an Óir)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Caisleán an Óir about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JCrehan (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBG Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Caisleán an Óir / Caisleán an Oir / Caislean an Oir / Caisleán na nÓr / The Golden Castle (1st in set P.J. Hayes' on SetFree) (also in D or A or E or B) (composed by Martin "Junior" Crehan)
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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).
~19787#1
[KB Cap] Kevin Burke. If the Cap Fits. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
~19855#1
[CW] Matt Molloy and Sean Keane. Contentment Is Wealth. Matt Molloy (flute), Sean Keane (fiddle).
19924#1
[MH 1] Martin Hayes. Martin Hayes. Martin Hayes (fiddle).
~19948#1
[SetFree] Tola Custy and Cyril O'Donoghue. Setting Free. Tola Custy (fiddle), Cyril O'Donoghue (vocals, bouzouki, guitar). For this tune: with Frances Custy (fiddle), Cathy Custy (concertina).
19965#2
[TF] Martin Dowling, Christine Dowling, Daithi Sproule. A Thousand Farewells. Martin Dowling (fiddle), Christine Dowling (flute, vocals), Daithi Sproule (guitar). For this tune: Martin (fiddle).
~19965#1
[MOB] Mick O' Brien. May Morning Dew. Mick O' Brien (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (B pipes), with Terry Crehan (fiddle).
~19973#1
[SHernon] Seán Hernon. An Nóra Bheag. Seán Hernon (Eb whistle, banjo).
~19981.7#2
[JCrehan] Junior Crehan. The Last House in Ballymakea. Junior Crehan (fiddle, vocals, concertina). For this tune: Junior Crehan (fiddle).
20002.13#1
[LaL] Lámh ar Lámh. Many Hands. Hugh Grogan (accordion).
20014#1
[KHys 1] Kitty Hayes. A Touch of Clare. Kitty Hayes (concertina). For this tune: with Dympna O'Sullivan (concertina).
~20016#2
[KCrhn] Kevin Crehan. An Bhábóg sa Bhádóg. Music from West Clare. Kevin Crehan (fiddle).
~200210#2
[Fns] Feenish. Rabharta. P.J. Hernon (accordion), Marcus Hernon (flute, whistle), Don Stiffe (vocals, guitar, whistle). For this tune: P.J. (accordion).
~20148#1
[ACrby 2] Angelina Carberry. Pluckin' Mad. Angelina Carberry (banjo, tenor guitar).

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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 #223 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As hp #33 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): 1978