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Tune ID#1577 (Phelim's Frolic)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Phelim's Frolic about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording TMC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABC Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Phelim's Frolic / Phelim's Frolics (also in D)

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
19659#2
[TMC] Joe Burke, Andy McGann, and Felix Dolan. A Tribute to Michael Coleman. Joe Burke (accordion), Andy McGann (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano). For this tune: Andy McGann (fiddle).
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~199810#3
[DAttic] Damp in the Attic. I Was ...... Flyin It. P.J. King (accordion), Martin Murray (fiddle, viola, mandolin), Cyril O'Donoghue (vocals, bouzouki, guitar).
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~199813#2
[JMcE] John McEvoy. Returning. John McEvoy (fiddle).
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~19991#3
[DzDnly 1] Dezi Donnelly. Familiar Footsteps. Dezi Donnelly (fiddle).
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~200410#2
[Ovld] Randal Bays and Dáithí Sproule. Overland. Randal Bays (fiddle, guitar), Dáithí Sproule (guitar, 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.
On page 97 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [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): 1965