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Tune ID#1671 (Richard Brennan's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Richard Brennan'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 MC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Richard Brennan's / Richard Brennan's Favourite / Brennan's Favourite / Richard Brennan's Jig / Brennan's Jig / Paddy O'Carroll / Bad Luck to this Marching / Exile's Lament / Origin of Ireland / Shaun Maguire's / Tell Her I Am (compare as reel #5146)

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
~19222.6#2
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
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~196912#1
[McDoB] The McDonaghs of Ballinafad and Friends Play Traditional Music of Sligo. Larry McDonagh (flute), Michael Joe McDonagh (fiddle).
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19781.19#1
[SRyan C] Seán Ryan. A Collection of His Own Compositions and His Versions of Well Known Traditional Tunes. Seán Ryan (fiddle).
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~198010#1
[MMlny 2] Mick Moloney. Strings Attached. Mick Moloney (banjo, mandolin, guitar). For this tune: (mandolin).
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~19892.6#2
[JK 1] James Kelly. "Capel Street". James Kelly (fiddle).
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~19982#2
[THwtB] Seamus Tansey and Jim McKillop. To Hell with the Begrudgers. Seamus Tansey (flute), Jim McKillop (fiddle).
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~20088#2
[TDeM] Tony DeMarco. The Sligo Indians. Tony DeMarco (fiddle). For this tune: with Séamus Tansey (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 #986 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #202 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 33 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
On page 56 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 8 of [TP] Tommy Peoples. Fifty Irish Fiddle Tunes. [available]
As jig #69 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #19 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
As tune #173 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [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