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Tune ID#1885 (Tempest)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Tempest about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MGm (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Minor
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Tempest, The (composed by Bobby Casey)

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
~19572.22#1
[MGm] Michael Gorman. The Sligo Champion. The Fiddle Music of County Sligo. Michael Gorman (fiddle, vocals).
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~197810#2
[IT 2] The Irish Tradition. The Corner House. Billy McComiskey (accordion), Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), Andy O'Brien (guitar, vocals).
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~19809#1
[JKn 2] James Keane. Roll Away the Reel World. James Keane (accordion). For this tune: with Sean Keane (fiddle).
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~19966#1
[SBw] Folan and Davey. Skin and Bow. Declan Folan (fiddle), Junior Davey (bodhrán).
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19995#2
[JWh 8] John Whelan. Celtic Roots. John Whelan (accordion). For this tune: Patrick Ourceau (fiddle).
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200114#2
[TrsCl] Turas Cheoil. A Musical Odyssey: A compilation of music from the traditional musicians of Toronto. Debbie Quigley (pipes).
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~201017#1
[MCny 2] Michael Cooney. Just Piping. Michael Cooney (pipes).
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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 #26 in [SIMB] Tony Sullivan. Sully's Irish Music Book. [available]
As reel #331 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #256 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. [available]
As reel #178 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [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): 1957