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Tune ID#781 (Gurren's Castle)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Gurren's Castle about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording HG (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Highland16ABA Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Gurren's Castle / The Devil in the Kitchen / Hughie Gillespie's / Aodh Mac Giolla Easpaig / Miss Sarah Drummond of Perth / The Perth Highland Fling (1st in set Medley Of Highland Schottisches on PJConlon; appears on two different tracks of RtHaMtD as Untitled, although the entire track 6 was originally titled Limerich Races and the entire track 11 was originally titled Highland Fling Medley; as Untitled Highland on JD 4; 2nd in set Molly's Hop on FullSt 3) (compare flings Miss Drummond of Perth #3268 and #6991 and reel Matt Peoples #2297)
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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).
19211.12#1
[PJConlon] Peter J. Conlon. The Genius of Peter Conlon. 78 RPM Recordings from 1917-1929. Peter J. Conlon (melodeon).
192911#1
[RtHaMtD] Round the House and Mind the Dresser. Joe Flanagan (accordion), Mike Flanagan (banjo).
19296#1
[RtHaMtD] Round the House and Mind the Dresser. The Four Provinces Orchestra.
19387#2
[HG] Hugh Gillespie. Classic Recordings of Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. Hugh Gillespie (fiddle).
~19508#2
[JDJO] Joe Derrane and Jerry O'Brien. Irish Accordion Masters. Joe Derrane (accordion), Jerry O'Brien (accordion). For this tune: O'Brien, Derrane.
197723#1
[JD 4] John Doherty. Bundle and Go. John Doherty (fiddle).
~20087#1
[SMTOD] Stéphanie Makem and Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn. Ceol is Píob. Stéphanie Makem (vocals), Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn (pipes).
~20162#2
[FullSt 3] FullSet. Notes between the Lines. Janine Redmond (accordion), Marianne Knight (flute, vocals), Martino Vacca (pipes, whistle, backing vocals), Michael Harrison (fiddle, cello, backing vocals), Andrew Meaney (guitar), Eamonn Moloney (bodhrán, percussion, backing vocals).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Finnea Lassies
HG
Primrose Lass
JDJO
Molly's Hop
FullSt 3
Played beforeOn Albums
Moneymusk
PJConlon
O'Flynn's Fancy
RtHaMtD
New Mailcoach
RtHaMtD
Sporting Paddy
SMTOD
[untitled]
FullSt 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 82 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [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): 1921