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Tune ID#1068 (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 PCln (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):
Lad O'Beirne's / Lad O'Beirne / Lad O'Beirns / Ladd O'Beirne's Favourite / Ladd O' Beirne Favourite / Lad O' Beirne's Reel / Leaid Ó Beirn / Lad O'Beirns Reel / The Galway Rambler / Elenor Nearey's Favorite [Eleanor Neary's Favorite] (for 1st figure of Caledonian Set on JRSLCB 2) (composed by James 'Lad' O'Beirne)

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
~198511#1
[IT 3] The Irish Tradition. The Times We've Had. Billy McComiskey (accordion), Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), Andy O'Brien (guitar, vocals).
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~199414#1
[SndCmC] The Sound of Coleman Country. Donal Hernon (fiddle), Collette Gaffney (whistle), John Dwyer (flute).
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19967#1
[TCB 3] The Tulla Ceili Band. A Celebration of 50 Years. P. J. Hayes (fiddle), Martin Hayes (fiddle), Francis Donnellan (fiddle), Mark Donnellan (fiddle), J. J. Conway (flute), Jennifer Lenihan (flute), Sean Donnelly (accordion), Michael McKee (accordion), Jim Corry (piano), Michael Flanigan (drums).
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~19967#2
[PCln] Pat Cloonan. Pat Cloonan's Thanksgiving. Patrick Cloonan (accordion). For this tune: with Martin Hayes (fiddle).
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~19963#2
[ST ES] Seamus Tansey. Easter Snow. Seamus Tansey (flute).
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~19971#1
[SHernon] Seán Hernon. An Nóra Bheag. Seán Hernon (Eb whistle, banjo).
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~19984#2
[KH] Kieran Hanrahan. Kieran Hanrahan Plays the Irish Tenor Banjo. Kieran Hanrahan (banjo). For this tune: with Sonny Murray (concertina).
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~19987#1
[JRSLCB 2] Johnny Reidy and the Sliabh Luachra Ceili Band. Music for Set Dancing Vol. II. Johnny Reidy (accordion).
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~199914#1
[CNea 1] Colin Nea. The Pure Box. Colin Nea (accordion). For this tune: with Aidan McMahon (fiddle).
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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 #15 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
As reel #220 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As reel #173 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As reel #207 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [available]
As tune #162 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [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): 1985