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Tune ID#1530 (Paddy Taylor's Reel)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Paddy Taylor's Reel about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording PK 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Paddy Taylor's Reel / Paddy Taylor's / The Flowers of Munster / The Youngest Daughter (1st in set The Youngest Daughter on TrsCl; mislabeled as Farewell to Erin and compared to The Youngest Daughter #1876 on PK 1; 2nd in set Cronin's on Sld 2) (compare Finbarr Dwyer's #5806 and compare 1st part with 1st part of Laurel Tree #3672) (also in Mixolydian, also doubled)

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
~197512#1
[PK 1] Paddy Keenan. Paddy Keenan. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle, low whistle). For this tune: (whistle).
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~19939#3
[SnugBl] Paddy O'Brien, Jamie Gans, Daithi Sproule. Snug in the Blanket. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Jamie Gans (fiddle), Daithi Sproule (guitar).
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~199611#1
[TrsCl] Turas Cheoil. A Musical Odyssey: A compilation of music from the traditional musicians of Toronto. Loretto Reid (whistle).
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199811#2
[Chlr 1] Chulrua. Barefoot on the Altar. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Tim Britton (pipes, flute, whistle), Pat Egan (guitar, vocals). For this tune: Paddy (accordion).
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19985#3
[JKn 5] James Keane. Sweeter as the Years Roll By. James Keane (accordion). For this tune: with Seán Keane (fiddle).
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20022#2
[Sld 2] Slide. Harmonic Motion. Aogán Lynch (concertina, whistle, vocals), Daire Bracken (fiddle, strings, guitar, vocals), Mick Broderick (bouzouki, mandolin, vocals), Éamonn de Barra (flute, whistle, bodhrán, piano, harmonium, 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 #241 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.
As tune #26 in volume 3 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 29 of [T] Fintan Vallely. Timber. The Flute Tutor. 2nd Edition. [available]
As tune #117 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): 1968