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Tune ID#745 (Golden Keyboard)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Golden Keyboard about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording AMPR (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):
Golden Keyboard, The / Golden Keyboard / An Méarchlár Órga / Green's Reel (composed by Martin Mulhaire)

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
19612.19#1
[SltSdt] Seoltaí Séidte. Setting Sail. Joe Burke (accordion).
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~19768#1
[AMPR] Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds. Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds. Andy McGann (fiddle), Paddy Reynolds (fiddle).
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19785#2
[NHTL] Noel Hill and Tony Linnane. Noel Hill and Tony Linnane. Noel Hill (concertina), Tony Linnane (fiddle). For this tune: Tony Linnane (fiddle).
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~198512#1
[CW] Matt Molloy and Sean Keane. Contentment Is Wealth. Matt Molloy (flute), Sean Keane (fiddle).
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~19851.11#1
[GL20] Green Linnet Records. The Twentieth Anniversary Collection.
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~19918#2
[Tri 1] Trian. Trian. Liz Carroll (fiddle), Billy McComiskey (accordion), Daithi Sproule (guitar, vocals). For this tune: Billy McComiskey (accordion).
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19972#3
[JDr 3] Joe Derrane. The Tie that Binds. Joe Derrane (accordion). For this tune: with Jerry O'Sullivan (pipes).
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~199823#2
[KHe] Kevin Henry. One's Own Place - A Family Tradition. Kevin Henry (flute, whistle, pipes, vocals). For this tune: Maggie Healy (whistle).
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~20021.2#1
[WFO 1] Wooden Flute Obsession. Eamonn Cotter (flute).
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~200415#1
[JCnly 3] Johnny Connolly. An Mileoidean Scaoilte. Johnny Connolly (melodeon). For this tune: (C melodeon).
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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 #16 in volume 2 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As reel #182 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 28 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 43 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #116 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As reel #155 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [available]
As tune #160 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): 1961