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Tune ID#1663 (Reel of Mullinavat)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Reel of Mullinavat about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording PCt (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):
Reel of Mullinavat, The / Reel of Mullinavat / Ríl Mhuileann an Bhata / Mullinavat Reel / Mullinavat (compare Connemara Stockings #2450)

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.

Click play to hear the first 12 seconds.
Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments). Go to album
~197511#1
[PCt] Paddy Carty. Traditional Irish Music. Paddy Carty (flute).
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~19779#1
[AM] Andy McGann and Paul Brady. It's A Hard Road to Travel. Andy McGann (fiddle), Paul Brady (guitar).
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~197912#2
[MB 1] Mary Bergin. Feadóga Stáin. Traditional Irish Music on the Tin Whistle. Mary Bergin (whistle). For this tune: (Eb whistle).
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~19806#1
[JKn 2] James Keane. Roll Away the Reel World. James Keane (accordion). For this tune: with Sean Keane (fiddle).
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~198711#2
[MM 3] Matt Molloy. Stony Steps. Matt Molloy (flute).
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~199417#2
[CmA 1] The Coleman Archive Vol. 1: The Living Tradition. Peter Horan (flute).
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~19977#2
[CKeane 2] Conor Keane. Oidhreacht. Conor Keane (accordion).
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~19971#2
[WyndTrn] Dan Healy and Ciaran O'Raghallaigh. The Wyndy Turn. Dan Healy (flute), Ciaran O Raghallaigh (fiddle).
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~20053#1
[CDrny 4] Chris Droney. Down from Bell Harbour. Chris Droney (concertina).
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~20079#2
[KB ABR] Kevin Burke and Cal Scott. Across the Black River. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Cal Scott (guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, mountain dulcimer).
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~20089#1
[TDeM] Tony DeMarco. The Sligo Indians. Tony DeMarco (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 #1316 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #578 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 117 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #6 in [P50] Brian and Eithne Vallely. Play 50 Reels. [available]
As reel #191 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 89 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #231 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #239 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. [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