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Tune ID#305 (Charlie Mulvihill's Reel)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Charlie Mulvihill's Reel about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording KF (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Charlie Mulvihill's Reel / Charlie Mulvihill's / Charlie Mulvihill's 2 / Charlie Mulvihill's No. 1 / Mulvihill's Reel / Mulvihill's / Muckross Abbey / Murphy's / Murphy's Reel / Ríl Uí Mhurchú / Murphys / Paddy Murphy's Wife / Sonny McDonagh's / O'Brien's / O'Briens / The Monasteraden / Mainistir Aodáin (3rd in set The Old School House on KCB 6) (composed by Charlie Mulvihill according to MMlny 2 and books RM, M, and M2, or by Kevin Loughlin according to FTIM)

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
19523#1
[KF] Padraig O'Keefe, Denis Murphy, Julia Clifford. Kerry Fiddles. Padraig O'Keefe (fiddle), Denis Murphy (fiddle), Julia Clifford (fiddle). For this tune: Murphy, Clifford.
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~19712.20#1
[FTIM] Festival of Traditional Irish [Music]. Discs 7 and 8 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Kevin Loughlin (accordion).
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~19716#1
[AW] Paddy Reynolds, Charlie Mulvihill, James Keane, with Felix Dolan. Atlantic Wave. Paddy Reynolds (fiddle), Charlie Mulvihill (accordion), James Keane (accordion). For this tune: Paddy Reynolds (fiddle), Charlie Mulvihill (accordion).
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~197114#1
[4IC] Joe Burke, Finbarr Dwyer, Kevin Loughlin, John Whelan. Pure Irish Traditional Accordion. Session with Four Irish Champions. Joe Burke (accordion), Finbarr Dwyer (accordion), Kevin Loughlin (accordion), John Whelan (accordion). For this tune: Kevin Loughlin (accordion).
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~19745#3
[KCB 3] [The Kilfenora Ceili Band]. [The Kilfenora Céilí Band].
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~19771.6#4
[NaF 5] Na Filí. Chanter's Tune. Unidentified on this reissue, but from the original: Tomás Ó Canainn (pipes, vocals), Tom Barry (whistles, flute), Matt Cranitch (fiddle).
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~19804#3
[MMlny 2] Mick Moloney. Strings Attached. Mick Moloney (banjo, mandolin, guitar). For this tune: (mandolin).
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19982#1
[JMd 3] Joanie Madden. Song of the Irish Whistle 2. Joane Madden (whistle, flute). For this tune: (Bb whistle).
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20001.13#1
[LaL] Lámh ar Lámh. Many Hands. John Carty (fiddle), Anne-Marie McGowan (fiddle), Patsy Hanley (flute).
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~20023#3
[KCB 6] The Kilfenora Céilí Band. Live in Lisdoonvarna. Anne Rynne (fiddle), Conor McCarthy (accordion), Garry Shannon (flute), Tim Collins (concertina), Sheila Garry (fiddle), Fintan McMahon (piano), Anne Marie McCormack (fiddle), John Lynch (banjo), Sean Griffin (drums), Anthony Quigney (flute).
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~20056#1
[MulcFam2] Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy. Notes from the Heart. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, melodeon), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (fiddle, concertina, harp, piano). For this tune: (C pipes), (fiddle).
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~20077#3
[PS 9] Patrick Street. On the Fly. Kevin Burke (fiddle), John Carty (fiddle, flute, banjo), Ged Foley (guitar, vocals), Andy Irvine (mandolin, mandola, bouzouki, harmonica, vocals).
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~20099#1
[DubMMe] Liam O'Connor and Seán McKeon. Dublin Made Me. Liam O'Connor (fiddle, viola), Seán McKeon (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.
On page 92 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #9 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #203 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.
As tune #66 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As reel #46 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 48 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
As tune #4 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 78 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #234 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As reel #146 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): 1952