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Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#583 (Ewe Reel)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Ewe 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 PCt (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBG Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Ewe Reel, The / Ríl na Fóisce / Ewe Reel / The Ewe / Ewe / The Yew Reel / The Ewe with the Crooked Horn / The Ram with the Crooked Horn / Bob with the One Horn / The Foe Reel / Green Blanket / The Green Blanket / The Red Blanket / Miss Huntly's / Marquis of Huntley / Go See the Fun / Sweet Roslea and the Sky over it / The Pretty Girl in Danger / My Love Is Far Away / The Kerry Lasses / The Merry Lasses / The Lowlands of Scotland / Peter Street (1st in a set that was originally titled Pride of Clyde on RtHaMtD) (also singled, also in Major or Dorian, also in A Mixolydian, also as highland)

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
192822#1
[RtHaMtD] Round the House and Mind the Dresser. Four Provinces Orchestra.
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19313#2
[IFM] Past Masters of Irish Fiddle Music. Ballinakill Traditional Dance Players: Jerry Whyte (fiddle), Tommy Whyte (fiddle), Stephen Moloney (flute), Tommy Whelan (flute).
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~19581#2
[KCB 1] The Kilfenora Ceili Band. The Fabulous Kilfenora Ceili Band. P.J. Lynch (fiddle), Gus Tierney (fiddle), Jim McCormack (flute), Gerry Lynch (accordion), P. Mullins, T. Eustace, P. Madigan, Kitty Linnane (piano), G. O'Loughlin (drums).
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19606#1
[ECr] Elizabeth Crotty. Concertina Music from West Clare. Elizabeth Crotty (concertina). For this tune: with Paddy Canny (fiddle), Denis Murphy (fiddle).
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~197512#2
[PCt] Paddy Carty. Traditional Irish Music. Paddy Carty (flute).
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~19833#2
[JB 3] Joe Burke with Máire Ní Chathasaigh. The Tailor's Choice. Joe Burke (flute, whistle, accordion).
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~198628#1
[CCssdy] Con Cassidy. Traditional Fiddle Music from Donegal. Con Cassidy (fiddle).
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~198911#1
[CmA 1] The Coleman Archive Vol. 1: The Living Tradition. Elizabeth Bolger (accordion).
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199512#2
[FSOD] Hervé Cantal, Denis Kersual, Vincent Blin, John Maguire, Gérard Tauzin, J.-Ch. Lequerre. For the Sake of Old Decency. Musique de tradition irlandaise en France. Music of Irish tradition in France. Hervé Cantal (flute, whistle), Denis Kersual (pipes), Vincent Blin (melodeon), John Maguire (vocals), Gérard Tauzin (guitar), J.-Ch. Lequerre (piano). For this tune: Hervé Cantal (flute).
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199710#3
[JDr 3] Joe Derrane. The Tie that Binds. Joe Derrane (accordion). For this tune: with Kevin Crawford (flute).
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~19979#3
[CKeane 2] Conor Keane. Oidhreacht. Conor Keane (accordion).
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~19986#2
[MvC 2] Moving Cloud. Foxglove. Paul Brock (accordion), Maeve Donnelly (fiddle), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhrán), Carl Hession (piano).
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199916#1
[GCJR] Gerard Commane and Joe Ryan with Eoin O'Neill. Two Gentlemen of Clare Music. Gerard Commane (concertina), Joe Ryan (fiddle). For this tune: Joe (fiddle).
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~20042#2
[MRaf] Mike Rafferty. Speed 78. Mike Rafferty (flute, pipes).
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~20068#4
[Tda 3] Téada. Inné Amárach. Seán McElwain (guitar, bouzouki, banjo), Damien Stenson (flute), Tristan Rosenstock (bodhrán), Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, piano), Paul Finn (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 #1229 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #504 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #106 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
As tune #145 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.
On page 100 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 174 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [available]
On page 79 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [available]
As reel #84 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #32 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): 1903