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Tune ID#287 (Castle Kelly)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Castle Kelly about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Dbl (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Castle Kelly / Castlekelly / Kelly's Castle / Castle Kelly's / Caisleán Uí Cheallaigh / Cumar na Cathrach / Cumar na Catrach / [mislabeled on SE 5 as:] Music in the Forge (1st in set Devils of Dublin on TOCAM) (also 1st part or both parts singled, also in F# or D)

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
~19783#1
[Dbl] Paddy Glackin and Paddy Keenan. Doublin'. Paddy Glackin (fiddle, viola), Paddy Keenan (pipes). For this tune: Glackin with Noel Kenny (concertina).
Go to Album
~19787#2
[SE 5] Seamus Ennis. The Fox Chase. Seamus Ennis (pipes). For this tune: (C# pipes).
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~19791#3
[FR] Joe Burke, Andy McGann, and Felix Dolan. The Funny Reel. Traditional Music of Ireland. Joe Burke (accordion), Andy McGann (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano).
Go to Album
~197925#2
[GP] The Gentlemen Pipers. Classic Recordings of Irish Traditional Piping. Michael O'Brien.
Go to Album
~19871#1 (2:06)
[FT] John Whelan, Eileen Ivers. Fresh Takes. John Whelan (accordion), Eileen Ivers (fiddle).
Go to Album
19922.6#2
[SDI 1] Set Dances of Ireland. Volume 1. Michael Tubridy (flute), Tommy McCarthy (concertina), Junior Crehan (fiddle), Eamon McGivney (fiddle).
Go to Album
199612#1
[TCB 3] The Tulla Ceili Band. A Celebration of 50 Years. P. J. Hayes (fiddle), Martin Hayes (fiddle), Francis Donnellan (fiddle), Mark Donnellan (fiddle), J. J. Conway (flute), Jennifer Lenihan (flute), Sean Donnelly (accordion), Michael McKee (accordion), Jim Corry (piano), Michael Flanigan (drums).
Go to Album
19985#2
[Lgcy] Legacy. Navan. Don Penzien (guitar, vocals, whistle), Valerie Plested (fiddle), Beth Patterson (bouzouki, vocals), Justin Murphy (flute, whistle).
Go to Album
200016#2
[Ch W] The Chieftains. Water from the Well. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle, accordion), Derek Bell (harp, harpsichord, piano, tiompán), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán, vocals), Matt Molloy (flute). For this tune: with Rev. Gary Hastings (flute), Noel O'Grady (bouzouki), Peter Horan (flute), John McHugh (fiddle), James Murphy (fiddle), Cora Smyth (fiddle), Laoise Kelly (harp), Peter Molloy (flute).
Go to Album
~20021.7#1
[MSCB] Michael Sexton Ceili Band. Michael Sexton Ceili Band. Michael Sexton (accordion), Caroline Tubridy (fiddle), Pat Curtin (flute), Brian Morgan (flute), Ralph Morgan (banjo), George Byrt (piano), Martin Garrihy (drums).
Go to Album
~20057#1
[TOCAM] Tony O'Connell and Andy Morrow. Tony O'Connell and Andy Morrow with Arty McGlynn. Tony O'Connell (concertina), Andy Morrow (fiddle).
Go to Album
~20077#1
[CAdz 1] Charlene Adzima. The Initiation. Charlene Adzima (fiddle, viola, vocals).
Go to Album
~200911#1
[LCJD 2] Liz Carroll and John Doyle. Double Play. Liz Carroll (fiddle), John Doyle (guitar, bouzouki, mandola, vocals).
Go to Album
~20108#2
[NcGvsky] NicGaviskey. Home away from Home. Sean Gavin (flute), Bernadette Nic Gabhann (fiddle), Caitlín Nic Gabhann (concertina), Sean McComiskey (accordion).
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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 #75 in volume 3 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #108 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.
On page 40 of [TP] Tommy Peoples. Fifty Irish Fiddle Tunes. [available]
As reel #181 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As reel #33 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #134 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. [available]
As tune #66 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [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): 1927