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Tune ID#851 (Seán O'Duibhir an Ghleanna)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Seán O'Duibhir an Ghleanna about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MB 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBA Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Seán O'Duibhir an Ghleanna / Seán Ó Duibhir an Ghleanna / The Humours of Ballyconnell / The Humors of Ballyconnell / Ballyhaunis (also in D, also in Major) (compare remotely the air Gordon's Tune #6064)

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
~19936#1
[MB 2] Mary Bergin. Feadóga Stáin 2. Mary Bergin (whistle).
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200014#1
[NR] Charlie Piggott and Gerry Harrington. The New Road. Charlie Piggott (accordion), Gerry Harrington (fiddle). For this tune: Charlie Piggott (accordion).
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~20055#2
[ACarbry] Angelina Carberry. An Traidisiún Beo. Angelina Carberry (banjo). For this tune: with Martin Quinn (accordion).
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200611#2
[MOR 2] Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. Inside Out. Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina).
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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 #1675 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #883 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 191 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As hp #31 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #291 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. [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