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Tune ID#1067 (Lad O'Beirne's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Lad O'Beirne's about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SRyan C (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Lad O'Beirne's / Lad O'Beirne's Hornpipe / Lad O Beirne's / Cornphíopa Lad O'Beirne / Lad O'Bierne's / The Flowing Tide (2nd in set Cornphíopaí Uí Riabhaigh / Reavy's Hornpipes on DoDnl) (composed by Ed Reavy)

cd Discography

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. Performers (instruments). Go to album
~19591.16#1
[SRyan C] Seán Ryan. A Collection of His Own Compositions and His Versions of Well Known Traditional Tunes. Seán Ryan (fiddle).
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~19776#2
[DODnl] Danny O'Donnell. Ón tSean-Am Anall. Danny O'Donnell (fiddle).
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~197716#1
[ECst] Traditional Irish Music in America. The East Coast. Eugene O'Donnell (fiddle).
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~19794#1
[MER] The Music of Ed Reavy. Mick Moloney (mandolin).
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~198311#1
[CCssdy] Con Cassidy. Traditional Fiddle Music from Donegal. Con Cassidy (fiddle).
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~199815#1
[THwtB] Seamus Tansey and Jim McKillop. To Hell with the Begrudgers. Seamus Tansey (flute), Jim McKillop (fiddle).
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~20032.3#1
[WFO 2] Wooden Flute Obsession 2. Peter Horan (flute).
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~20067#1
[LLPQ 3] The London Lasses and Pete Quinn. Enchanted Lady. Elaine Conwell (fiddle), Karen Ryan (fiddle, whistle, mandola, banjo), Maureen Linane (accordion), Dee Havlin (flute, whistle), Kathleen O'Sullivan (vocals).
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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 very similar to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #96 in [ER] Joseph M. Reavy (compiler). The Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy. [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): 1959