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Tune ID#222 (Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JKn 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel48AABBCCC Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire / Carmel O'Mahoney Mulhaire's / O'Mahoney's / O'Mahoney's Reel / O'Mahoney's Fancy / O'Mahony's / Mulhaire's / The California Girls / Off to California / Brereton's / The Morning Mist / The All-Ireland Reel (2nd in set 2 Minutes 2 Go on Sld 3) (more often in D, also with one of two different 4th parts) (composed by Martin Mulhaire)

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#2
[PJHrn 1] P.J. Hernon. P.J. Hernon. P.J. Hernon (accordion, melodeon). For this tune: (accordion).
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~198013#2
[JKn 2] James Keane. Roll Away the Reel World. James Keane (accordion).
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~198310#1
[JMcKllp] Jim McKillop, Josephine Keegan. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. Jim McKillop (fiddle), Josephine Keegan (piano).
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~19854#2
[TP 8] Tommy Peoples. Waiting for a Call. Tommy Peoples (fiddle). For this tune: with Alec Finn (bouzouki).
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~19907#1
[SK 2] Seán Keane. Jig It in Style. Seán Keane (fiddle).
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~19931#1
[JKn 3] James Keane. That's the Spirit. James Keane (accordion).
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~199315#1
[WU] Martin Mulhaire, Séamus Connolly, Jack Coen. Warming Up. Martin Mulhaire (accordion), Séamus Connolly (fiddle), Jack Coen (flute). For this tune: Martin (accordion).
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~19965#1
[DByrn] Dermot Byrne. Dermot Byrne. Dermot Byrne (accordion).
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~19971#3
[BBg 2] Brendan Begley. We Won't Go Home 'til Morning. Brendan Begley (accordion, melodeon, vocals). For this tune: (melodeon).
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~199910#1
[GOC 2] Gerry O'Connor. Myriad. Gerry O'Connor (banjo, fiddle, guitar). For this tune: (banjo).
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~200610#2
[Sld 3] Slide. Overneath. Éamonn de Barra (flute, whistle, bodhrán, piano, vocals), Daire Bracken (fiddle, guitar, strings, vocals), Aogán Lynch (concertina, whistle, vocals), Mick Broderick (bouzouki, cittern, mandolin, vocals). For this tune: Daire Bracken (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 #43 in volume 4 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As reel #632 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [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): 1974