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Tune ID#1556 (Patsy Tuohey's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Patsy Tuohey'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 JB 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Patsy Tuohey's / Patsy Tuohey's Favourite / Tuohey's Favourite Reel / Patsy Touhey's / Patsy Tuohy's / Patsy Touhy's / Patsy Tuohys Reel / Pat Tuohy's Reel / The Gleanntán Reel / Donal a' Clumper's Reel (also singled or only 2nd part singled) (compare Jackie Coleman's #5466 and Molly from Longford #2683 and, included here, Na Coillte Críona )

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
197116#1
[TPtts] Tommy Potts. The Liffey Banks. Tommy Potts (fiddle).
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~19737#1
[JB 2] Joe Burke with Charlie Lennon. Traditional Music of Ireland. Joe Burke (accordion), with Charlie Lennon (piano).
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~19765#1
[MM 1] Matt Molloy. Matt Molloy. Matt Molloy (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
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20013#2
[KlmFcy] Catherine McEvoy and John McEvoy. The Kilmore Fancy. Catherine McEvoy (flute), John McEvoy (fiddle).
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~20049#1
[TCllns 1] Tim Collins. Dancing on Silver. Tim Collins (concertina).
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~200517#2
[MulcFam2] Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy. Notes from the Heart. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, melodeon), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (fiddle, concertina, harp, piano).
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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 #1340 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #595 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #178 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.
As tune #179 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.
On page 96 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
On page 122 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #207 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As reel #14 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As reel #267 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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): 1903