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Tune ID#1207 (Man of Aran)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Man of Aran about these two bars
These two bars are quoted from the transcription in the book HN (details in the Bibliography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBB Minor
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Man of Aran / The Man of Aran / The Man of Arran (composed by Darach de Brún)

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
~19925#1
[NP] Niamh Parsons. Loosely Connected. Niamh Parsons (vocals), John McSherry (pipes, whistles), Dee Moore (bass). For this tune: John McSherry (low whistle), then John McSherry (pipes).
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~201210#2
[In2M] Len Graham and Brían Ó hAirt. In Two Minds. Len Graham (vocals, spoons), Brían Ó hAirt (vocals, whistle, dance). For this tune: Brían Ó hAirt (whistle).
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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.
In [L] Alan's private loose music.
As reel #244 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As tune #199 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. [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): 1992