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Tune ID#836 (High Road to Glin)

Transcription of first 2 bars of High Road to Glin about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MMulv 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
High Road to Glin, The / An Bóthar Ard chuig An nGleann / Mulvihill's (compare 1st part with 1st part of Mist of Sliabh Luachra #7232) (composed by Martin Mulvihill ca. 1970)
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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).
~1978A.2#1
[MMulv 1] Martin Mulvihill with Mick Moloney. Traditional Irish Fiddling from County Limerick. Martin Mulvihill (fiddle).
~19915#1
[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).
~199410#5
[EI 1] Eileen Ivers. Eileen Ivers. Traditional Irish Music. Eileen Ivers (fiddle, mandolin, rainstick).
200013#1
[KC 2] Kevin Crawford. In Good Company. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle). For this tune: with Manus McGuire (fiddle).
20043#1
[LYK 2] The Kane Sisters. Under the Diamond. Liz Kane (fiddle), Yvonne Kane (fiddle).
~20094#4
[Ldn 2] Líadan. Casadh na Taoide. Turning the Tide. Elaine Cormican (whistle, flute, vocals, mandolin), Claire Dolan (fiddle, strings, vocals), Síle Denvir (harp, vocals), Deirdre Chawke (piano accordion, vocals), Valerie Casey (fiddle, vocals), Catherine Clohessy (flute, whistle, vocals).
~201511#1
[JPmpls] Jayne Pomplas. Jayne Pomplas. Traditional Irish Music on Fiddle. Jayne Pomplas (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Low Road to Glin
EI 1
Eel in the Sink
Ldn 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Low Road to Glin
MMulv 1, LYK 2
Dublin Porter
DD 9
Tap Room
KC 2
Miss Lyon's Fancy
JPmpls

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1978