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Tune ID#791 (Turnpike)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Turnpike about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Arc 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBA Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Turnpike, The / Paddy on the Turnpike / The Halfway House / Tommy Peoples' / John Lardiner's (3rd in set Tripping Down the Stairs on Arc 1; 1st in set Ríleanna Tommy Peoples on CA; 3rd in set The Maids of Mullaghmore on DD 9; 3rd in set San Antonio on NNC 1) (also in G, also as hornpipe)
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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).
~198311#1
[CA] Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Frankie Kennedy. Ceol Aduaidh. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Frankie Kennedy (flute). For this tune: Mairéad (fiddle).
199112#1
~19915#3
[Arc 1] Arcady. After the Ball . . .. Jackie Daly (accordion), Frances Black (vocals), Patsy Broderick (piano/keyboards), Johnny McDonagh (percussion), Brendan Larrisey (fiddle, viola), Nicolas Quemenar (guitar, flute, whistle, vocals).
~199112#3
[DD 9] De Dannan. 1/2 Set in Harlem. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute, whistle, piano), Aidan Coffey (accordion), Alec Finn (bouzouki, guitar, harmonica), Eleanor Shanley (vocals), Colm Murphy (bodhrán).
~19926#4
[CR 1] Craobh Rua. The More That's Said the Less the Better. Mark Donnelly (pipes, whistle), Michael Cassidy (fiddle), Brian Connolly (banjo, mandolin, bodhrán), Jim Byrne (guitar, mandola, vocals).
20029#3
[EGrs 1] Eliot Grasso. Standing Room Only. Eliot Grasso (pipes).
~20051.21#1
[WFO 3] Wooden Flute Obsession 3. David Migoya (Eb flute).
~20073#3
[NNC 1] Niamh Ní Charra. Ón Dá Thaobh. From Both Sides. Niamh Ní Charra (fiddle, concertina). For this tune: (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Bob McQuillen's
Arc 1
Maid of Mullaghmore
DD 9
Andy Fenwick's Ferret
CR 1
Hilda's Choice
EGrs 1
Mutt's Favourite
NNC 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Tommy Peoples
CA
Shetland Fiddler
FS
Green Mountain
WFO 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.
As tune #1569 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
On page 167 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 115 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #262 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