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Tune ID#1614 (Pride of Rathmore)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Pride of Rathmore about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording KB Cap (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Pride of Rathmore, The / The Gneevgullia Reel / The Rabbit's Burrow / Paddy Cronin's / The Game of Love / Considine's Grove (often with a 3rd part borrowed from 1st part of Game of Love #440, also as song-air) (compare 1st part with 1st part of Paddy Cronin's #1497)

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
~19788#8 (9:38)
[KB Cap] Kevin Burke. If the Cap Fits. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
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19931#1
[MOK] Máire O'Keeffe. Cóisir. House Party. Máire O'Keeffe (fiddle).
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~199313#2
[MB 2] Mary Bergin. Feadóga Stáin 2. Mary Bergin (whistle). For this tune: (E whistle).
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19981#3
[Lgcy] Legacy. Navan. Don Penzien (guitar, vocals, whistle), Valerie Plested (fiddle), Beth Patterson (bouzouki, vocals), Justin Murphy (flute, whistle). For this tune: (fiddle).
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20006#2
[MMR 3] Mike and Mary Rafferty. The Road from Ballinakill. Mike Rafferty (flute, whistle, lilting), Mary Rafferty (accordion, flute, whistle, concertina). For this tune: Gerry Conroy (whistle), Mary (whistle).
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20008#2
[MnMcG] Manus McGuire. Saffron and Blue. Manus McGuire (fiddle). For this tune: with Seamus McGuire (fiddle).
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~200415#1
[TTItself] Maeve Donnelly and Peadar O'Loughlin. The Thing Itself. Maeve Donnelly (fiddle), Peadar O'Loughlin (flute).
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20062#1
[MMrch 2] Marcas Ó Murchú. Turas Ceoil. Marcas Ó Murchú (flute, whistle). For this tune: (Eb flute).
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20097#3
[Hmmrs] The Hammers. From Distant Shores. Paul Hammer (mandolin, banjo), Susan Hammer (whistle, concertina). For this tune: (C whistle).
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~200913#1
[PoNY] Joanie Madden, Brian Conway, Billy McComiskey, Brendan Dolan. Pride of New York. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle), Brian Conway (fiddle), Billy McComiskey (accordion), Brendan Dolan (piano). For this tune: 1st time Joanie Madden (flute).
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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 #290 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.
As tune #53#1 in [SIMB] Tony Sullivan. Sully's Irish Music Book. [available]
As reel #169 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As reel #189 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 42 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
On page 84 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #375 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): 1970