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Tune ID#766 (Green Gates)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Green Gates about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording IDM 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Green Gates, The / Green Gates / The Green Gate / Na Geataí Glasuaine / Geataí na Faiche / Na Geataí Glasa / The Women's Rock (for Sixteen Hand Reel in book MM) (also in D or E)
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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).
194521#2
[IDM 1] Irish Dance Music. Moate Ceilidhe Band.
~197119#2
~19785#1
[StWing 1] Stockton's Wing. Stockton's Wing. Jigs, Reels & Songs. Maurice Lennon (fiddle), Tommy Hayes (bodhrán, jew's harp), Kieran Hanrahan (banjo, harmonica, bouzouki), Paul Roche (flute, whistle), Tony Callanan (vocals, guitar, bouzouki). For this tune: Paul (whistle).
~198310#1
[PK 2] Paddy Keenan. Poirt an Phíobaire. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (C whistle).
19903#2
[COG 1] Conal O Gráda. The Top of Coom. Conal Ó Gráda (flute). For this tune: (F fife).
~19937#2
[JCnly 1] Johnny Connolly. An tOileán Aerach. Johnny Connolly (melodeon). For this tune: (C melodeon).
~199518#1
[CDrny 3] Chris Droney. The Fertile Rock. Chris Droney (accordion).
199712#2
[JKn 4] James Keane. With Friends Like These. James Keane (accordion). For this tune: with Paddy Glackin (fiddle).
200110#2
[PHCB] Public House Ceili Band. Go Figure. Dan Cobb (banjo), Dave Delgado (whistle), Alan Ng (fiddle), Bob Newton (octave mandolin).
~20025#3
[Tda 1] Téada. Téada. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, vocals, whistle, piano), John Blake (flute, whistle, guitar, piano), Seán McElwain (banjo, bouzouki, vocals), Tristan Rosenstock (bodhrán, vocals).
200910#2
[RoClare] Riches of Clare. Sean Vaughan, David Sanders, Eddie Moloney, Ian Lambe.
200910#1
[Hmmrs] The Hammers. From Distant Shores. Paul Hammer (mandolin, banjo), Susan Hammer (whistle, concertina). For this tune: (mandolin).
~200914#3
[LmKlly] Liam Kelly. Sweetwood. Liam Kelly (flute, whistle). For this tune: (Bb whistle).

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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 #1550 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #764 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #178 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
On page 161 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As misc #43 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #7 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 28 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 #125 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): 1903