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Tune ID#761 (Gravel Walks)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Gravel Walks about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MM 3 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel40ABCDDA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Gravel Walks, The / The Gravel Walk / Gravel Walk / Gravelwalks / The Gravel Walks to Grainne / Gravel Walks to Grainie / The Gravel Walks to Granie / Gravel Walks to Granny / The Gravel Path / Cosáin an Ghairbhéil / Cuir Snaidhm i do Chaipín, a Shinéad (for 3rd figure of Connemara Set on JRSLCB 2; 2nd in set Dunántúli Friss Csárdasok on NNC 1) (also in B; 4th part either singled or doubled; also without 3rd part or without 3rd and 4th parts)
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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).
~1981A.6#1
[SA] James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien, Daithi Sproule. Spring in the Air. James Kelly (fiddle), Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Daithi Sproule (guitar, vocals).
~198120#1
[KOS] James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien, Daithi Sproule. Traditional Music of Ireland. James Kelly (fiddle), Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Daithi Sproule (vocals, guitar).
~19878#2
[MM 3] Matt Molloy. Stony Steps. Matt Molloy (flute).
19911#2
[FS] Fiddle Sticks. Irish Traditional Music from Donegal. Ciaran Tourish, Dermot McLaughlin.
199115#2
[FS] Fiddle Sticks. Irish Traditional Music from Donegal. Ciaran Tourish, Dermot McLaughlin.
~199411#7
~199716#2
[CBt] Celtic Beat. Traditional Music from Ireland. Brian McAteer (fiddle).
~199821#3
[JRSLCB 2] Johnny Reidy and the Sliabh Luachra Ceili Band. Music for Set Dancing Vol. II. Johnny Reidy (accordion).
19997#3
[MCnnly] Mick Conneely. Selkie. Mick Conneely (fiddle, bouzouki).
~199914#1
[BCB 2] The Bridge Céilí Band. Sparks on Flags. Tom Ahearne (fiddle), Robert Gleeson (fiddle), Karen Gavigan (fiddle), Carthage Daly (fiddle), Catherine McHugh (fiddle), James Kinsella (accordion), Fionnuala Gleeson (flute), Eugene Nolan (flute), Pat O'Meara (piano, synthesizer), Liam McCormack (drums, bodhrán).
~200712#2
[NNC 1] Niamh Ní Charra. Ón Dá Thaobh. From Both Sides. Niamh Ní Charra (fiddle, concertina). For this tune: (fiddle).
200810#6
[LRCB] Lough Ree Ceili Band. Keep 'er Lit. Live from Spanish Point. Johnnie Duffy (banjo), Brendan Doyle (accordion), Liz Ryan (piano), Colin Butler (drums).
~20088#1
[Fdl 1] Ciarán Ó Maonaigh, Aidan O'Donnell. Fidil. Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (fiddle), Aidan O'Donnell (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Paddy Murphy's Wife
MM 3
Boys of Malin
FS
Tripping up the Stairs
FS
Star of Munster
NMCMM
Pinch of Snuff
CBt
Humours of Tulla
JRSLCB 2
Farewell to Connaught
MCnnly
Reel of Rio
LRCB
Played beforeOn Albums
Wild Irishman
SA, KOS
Musical Priest
MM 3
Jackson's No. 2
BCB 2
Siobhán O'Donnell's
LRCB

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 #238 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
As tune #29 in volume 2 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #23 in volume 3 of [LPTW] Eithne Vallely. Learn to Play the Tin Whistle. [available]
On page 161 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [available]
On pages 124-125 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
As reel #102 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #19 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 27 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On pages 44-45 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #122 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): 1968