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Tune ID#319 (Chorus Reel)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Chorus 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 PitS (2nd time through) (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel24ABCD Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Chorus Reel, The / Chorus Jig / The Doon Reel / Ríl an Dúin / Gleann Eoghain / Eoghan's Glen / The Celebrated Opera Reel / Haye's Fancy (3rd in set The Chorus Reels on Srnd, in G and with 3rd part as intro and coda) (compare 3rd part with 3rd part of Chorus Reel #4927; compare distantly The Glen Road to Carrick #732)

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
196711#1
[PitS] Paddy in the Smoke. Con Curtin (fiddle), Denis McMahon (fiddle), Julia Clifford (fiddle).
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~198610#2
[SEgn 1] Seamus Egan. Traditional Music of Ireland. Seamus Egan (flute, banjo, mandolin, whistle, pipes, tres). For this tune: (flute).
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~19957#2
[JW 1] John Williams. John Williams. John Williams (accordion, concertina). For this tune: (concertina), with Martin Hayes (fiddle).
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~19953#2
[MotS 2] Monks of the Screw. Brathar na nÓl. Timmy O'Connor (accordion), Paudy Scully (flute), Tim Browne (fiddle, bouzouki, mandolin), John Drew (mandocello), Dan Curtin (fiddle, feet), Timmy O'Shea (guitar, vocals).
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19996#2
[MOBAL] Michelle O'Brien, Aogán Lynch and Gavin Rolston [sic]. Michelle O'Brien, Aogán Lynch and Gavin Ralston. Michelle O'Brien (fiddle), Aogán Lynch (concertina), Gavin Ralston (guitar).
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200010#2
[NR] Charlie Piggott and Gerry Harrington. The New Road. Charlie Piggott (accordion), Gerry Harrington (fiddle). For this tune: Gerry Harrington (fiddle).
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~20068#3
[Srnd] Mick McAuley and Winifred Horan. Serenade. Mick McAuley (accordion, vocals, whistle, bodhrán, keyboards, percussion, guitar), Winifred Horan (fiddle, vocals).
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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 #154 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.
On page 55 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
On page 68 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [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): 1967