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Tune ID#423 (Crowley's No. 1)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Crowley's No. 1 about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Crowley's No. 1 / Crowley's 1 / Crowley's Reels No 1 / Crowley No. 1 / Crowley's Reel / Ríl Uí Chrualaoich / Crowley's / Master Crowley's / Crowleys (1st in set Crowley's on MC; 1st in set Crowley's Reels Nos 1 + 2 on SRyan C; 1st in set Crowley's Reels on JOL 3, on CTL 5, on KH, and on TAM; 1st in set Crowley's / Ríleanna an Chrualoaich on JCnly 1) (also doubled) (compare Lass of Carracastle #1103)

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.

Click play to hear the first 12 seconds.
Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments). Go to album
19351.16#1
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
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19731#6 (9:33)
[JC] Joe Cooley. Cooley. Joe Cooley (accordion).
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19781.20#1
[SRyan C] Seán Ryan. A Collection of His Own Compositions and His Versions of Well Known Traditional Tunes. Seán Ryan (fiddle).
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~19827#1
[TP 4] Tommy Peoples. The Iron Man. Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
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~19844#1
[BBow 1] Jackie Daly, Séamus & Manus McGuire. Buttons and Bows. Jackie Daly (accordion, concertina), Séamus McGuire (fiddle, viola), Manus McGuire (fiddle).
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19855#3
[Kn] Noel Hill and Tony MacMahon. In Knocknagree. Noel Hill (concertina), Tony MacMahon (accordion). For this tune: Noel Hill (concertina).
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~19862.1#2
[MMulv 2] Martin Mulvihill. The Humors of Glin. Martin Mulvihill (fiddle). For this tune: with Donie (Eb flute).
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~199311#1
[JCnly 1] Johnny Connolly. An tOileán Aerach. Johnny Connolly (melodeon).
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199521#1
[JOL 3] Johnny O'Leary. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. Johnny O'Leary (accordion).
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~19965#1
[CTL 5] Cherish the Ladies. New Day Dawning. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle, vocals), Mary Coogan (guitar, mandolin, banjo), Mary Rafferty (accordion, whistle), Donna Long (piano, fiddle, vocals), Siobhan Egan (fiddle, bodhrán, whistle), Aoife Clancy (vocals, guitar).
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~199713#1
[Shskn 10] Shaskeen. Music for Set Dancing and Listening. Tom Cussen (banjo, mandolin), Benny O'Connor (drums, bodhrán, bongos), Seán Conway (flute, whistle, guitar), Eamonn Cotter (flute), Mike Fahy (guitar), Charlie Harris (accordion), Geraldine Cotter (piano), Carl Hession (piano).
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~19988#1
[KH] Kieran Hanrahan. Kieran Hanrahan Plays the Irish Tenor Banjo. Kieran Hanrahan (banjo).
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19998#1
[CrssCl] Seamus Glackin, Brendan Begley, Michael O'Brien, Mary Corcoran, Mick Gaynor. Crossroads Céilí. Seamus Glackin (fiddle), Brendan Begley (accordion), Michael O'Brien (flute), Mary Corcoran (piano), Mick Gaynor (drums).
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~20046#1
[DLyn] Dana Lyn. Looking for the Early Opener. Dana Lyn (fiddle, viola, piano).
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~20072#1
[TAM] Joe Burke, Brian Conway and Felix Dolan. A Tribute to Andy McGann. Joe Burke (accordion), Brian Conway (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano).
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~200712#2
[Hmdgr] Paul Brock and Enda Scahill. Humdinger. Paul Brock (accordion), Enda Scahill (banjo, mandolin).
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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 59 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #137 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.
As reel #226 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #309 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As reel #23 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [available]
As reel #52 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #47 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): 1935