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Tune ID#2714 (Doonagore)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Doonagore about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MB 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Doonagore / Doonagore Reel / The Doonagore Reel / Dún na nGabhar / Micho Russell's Reel / Micho Russell's / Ríl Mhicho Russell / The Cúil na nGabhar/ The Boys of 45 / Josie McDermott's / Jose McDermott's (1st in set The Sisters Reels on MR 2; 2nd in set Don't Forget the Whip on KCB 5)

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
~199315#1
[MB 2] Mary Bergin. Feadóga Stáin 2. Mary Bergin (whistle). For this tune: with Joe McKenna (pipes).
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~19931#1
[MR 2] Micho Russell. The Limestone Rock. Micho Russell (whistle).
Go to Album
199711#2
[SCAC] Séamus Creagh, Aidan Coffey. Séamus Creagh, Aidan Coffey. Séamus Creagh (fiddle), Aidan Coffey (accordion).
Go to Album
~19978#2
[KCB 5] The Kilfenora Céili Band. Set on Stone. Aidan McMahon (fiddle), Anne Marie McCormack (fiddle), Anne Rynne (fiddle), Garry Shannon (flute), Anthony Quigney (flute), Conor McCarthy (accordion), John Lynch (banjo), Tim Collins (concertina), Fintan McMahon (piano), Sean Griffin (drums), Paul O'Driscoll (double bass).
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20007#2
[KC 2] Kevin Crawford. In Good Company. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle). For this tune: with Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
Go to Album
~20028#3
[TMIYD] Ronan Browne and Peter O'Loughlin. Touch Me If You Dare. Ronan Browne (pipes, flute), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle, flute). For this tune: Peter O'Loughlin (Eb flute), Maeve Donnelly (fiddle).
Go to Album
~20044#2
[OHrth] Mary Mac Namara, Andrew Mac Namara. Open Hearth. Mary Mac Namara (concertina), Andrew Mac Namara (accordion).
Go to Album
20074#3
[PotW] John Wynne and John McEvoy. Pride of the West. John Wynne (flute), John McEvoy (fiddle).
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20071#3
[AbsIr] Absolutely Irish. Mac Benford (banjo, vocals), Darrah Carr (feet), Liz Carroll (fiddle), Karan Casey (vocals), Brendan Dolan (piano), John Doyle (guitar, bouzouki, vocals), Seamus Egan (banjo, flute), Eileen Ivers (fiddle), Rhys Jones (fiddle, guitar, vocals), Joanie Madden (flute, whistle), Billy McComiskey (accordion), Susan McKeown (vocals), Mick Moloney (banjo, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Robbie O'Connell (vocals, guitar), Niall O'Leary (feet), Jerry O'Sullivan (pipes, whistle), Mike Rafferty (flute), Athena Tergis (fiddle).
Go to Album
200916#2
[DPss 2] Dan Possumato. Pulling Out the Stops. Traditional Music and Song of Ireland. Dan Possumato (accordion). For this tune: with Quentin Cooper (banjo).
Go to Album
~201112#1
[MOhEn] Micheál Ó hEidhin [with] Steve Cooney and Charlie Lennon. Ceol Sidhe. Shee Music. Micheál Ó hEidhin (concertina), Steve Cooney (guitar), Charlie Lennon (fiddle). For this tune: with Charlie (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 reel #822 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): 1993