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Tune ID#521 (Doctor Gilbert)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Doctor Gilbert 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 ?
Reel32AABBE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Doctor Gilbert / Dr. Gilbert / Dr. Gilbert's / An Dochtúir Gilibeart / Ríl an Dochtúra Gilbeirt / Dr. Gilberts / Doctor Gilbert's Fancy Concert Reel / Dr. Gilberts Fancy Concert Reel / Donegal Gilbert / The Dispute at the Crossroads / An tAighneas ag an gCrosbhóthar / The Loughros Point Reel (1st in set John Doherty's on Di) (also in A or D) (compare #522)

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
19291.22#1
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
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~19602.5#1
[JV] John Vesey. Sligo Fiddler. John Vesey (fiddle).
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~19755#1
[SK 1] Seán Keane. Gusty's Frolicks. Seán Keane (fiddle).
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197712#1
[JD 4] John Doherty. Bundle and Go. John Doherty (fiddle).
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~19777#1
[AM] Andy McGann and Paul Brady. It's A Hard Road to Travel. Andy McGann (fiddle), Paul Brady (guitar).
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~19817#1
[ApW] Brian Conway and Tony DeMarco. The Apple in Winter. Irish Music in New York. Brian Conway (fiddle), Tony DeMarco (fiddle).
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19877#1
[DMeehan] Danny Meehan. Navvy on the Shore. Danny Meehan (fiddle).
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~19891.3#2
[JK 1] James Kelly. "Capel Street". James Kelly (fiddle).
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~1991B.1#2
[Di] Ditherum. Reeling between Bars. Catherine Drapier (vocals, guitar), Eileen Healy (vocals, guitar), Edel Sullivan (fiddle), Pádraig Kelleher (flute), Donal Lyons (percussion). For this tune: Edel Sullivan (fiddle).
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~199112#2
[GOC 1] Gerry O'Connor. Time to Time. Gerry O'Connor (banjo, guitar, fiddle).
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~199114#1
[PG 2] Paddy Glackin. Rabharta Ceoil. In Full Spate. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Dónal Lunny (bouzouki, guitar, bodhrán).
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~199210#1
[MMM] Music at Matt Molloy's. Seán Smyth (fiddle), Matt Molloy and Paul McGrattan (flutes).
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199511#2
[JDr 2] Joe Derrane. Return to Inis Mór. Joe Derrane (accordion).
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~19959#1
[Whr] Paddy Glackin and Robbie Hannan. The Whirlwind. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Robbie Hannan (pipes). For this tune: (B pipes), (fiddle).
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19987#2
[KB IC] Kevin Burke. In Concert. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
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~19996#1
[Lu 2] Lúnasa. Otherworld. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhrán), Seán Smyth (fiddle, whistle, viola), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass, cello), Donogh Hennessy (guitar). For this tune: Sean (fiddle).
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~200010#1
[A AS] Altan. Another Sky. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Ciaran Tourish (fiddle, whistle, vocals), Dermot Byrne (accordion), Ciaran Curran (bouzouki), Mark Kelly (guitar, vocals), Dáithi Sproule (guitar, vocals).
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~200712#1
[PHGH 2] Peter Horan and Gerry Harrington. The Merry Love to Play. Peter Horan (flute), Gerry Harrington (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.
On page 63 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #180 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.
As tune #228 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.
On page 67 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [available]
As tune #21 in [SIMB] Tony Sullivan. Sully's Irish Music Book. [available]
On page 118 of [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
On page 16 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 308 of [CITM] Fintan Vallely. The Companion to Irish Traditional Music. [available]
On page 25 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #63 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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): 1929