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Tune ID#1653 (Reconciliation)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Reconciliation about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording CW (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBA Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Reconciliation, The / Humphrey's Reel / Humphrey's Hornpipe / The Olive Branch / The Contradiction (3rd in set The Conglomeration on CR 1; 3rd in Reconciliation Set on GOC 2; for dance The Sixteen Hand Reel in book MM) (also as hornpipe)

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
~198514#3
[CW] Matt Molloy and Sean Keane. Contentment Is Wealth. Matt Molloy (flute), Sean Keane (fiddle).
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~199211#3
[CR 1] Craobh Rua. The More That's Said the Less the Better. Mark Donnelly (pipes, whistle), Michael Cassidy (fiddle), Brian Connolly (banjo, mandolin, bodhrán), Jim Byrne (guitar, mandola, vocals).
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19961#3
[Dnu 1] Danú. Danú. Daire Bracken (fiddle), Brendan McCarthy (accordion), Donnchadh Gough (pipes, bodhrán), Tom Doorley (flute), Eamonn Doorley (bouzouki, fiddle), Timmy Murray (guitar), Cárthach Mac Craith (vocals).
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~19974#2
[CBt] Celtic Beat. Traditional Music from Ireland. John McSherry (pipes).
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19995#3
[JWh 8] John Whelan. Celtic Roots. John Whelan (accordion).
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~19995#3
[GOC 2] Gerry O'Connor. Myriad. Gerry O'Connor (banjo, fiddle, guitar). For this tune: (banjo).
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200217#2
[LAC] Tom and Kerry Barrett. Lios A'Cheoil. Traditional Irish Music. Tom Barrett (fiddle), Kerry Barrett (fiddle).
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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 #1670 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #1727 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #524 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 190 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As misc #40 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 52 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 88 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #281 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