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Tune ID#1010 (Julia Delaney)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Julia Delaney about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BB 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Julia Delaney / Julia Delaney's / Fahy's (mislabeled as The Old High Reel on JWh 6) (also in G) (compare 2nd part with 2nd part of Lonesome Reel #6721)
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Discography cd

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 (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
19754#1
[BB 1] The Bothy Band. 1975. The First Album. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Matt Molloy (flute, whistle), Tommy Peoples (fiddle), Donal Lunny (bouzouki, vocals), Tríona Ni Dhomhnaill (harpsichord, bodhrán, vocals), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (guitar, vocals). For this tune: opens as solo Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
~19781#4
[KB Cap] Kevin Burke. If the Cap Fits. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
199213#2
~19941#3
[EI 1] Eileen Ivers. Eileen Ivers. Traditional Irish Music. Eileen Ivers (fiddle, mandolin, rainstick).
19954#1
[JK 2] James Kelly and Zan McLeod. The Ring Sessions. James Kelly (fiddle), Zan McLeod (guitar, bouzouki). For this tune: 1st 2 times Zan (bouzouki).
~19969#3
[SBw] Folan and Davey. Skin and Bow. Declan Folan (fiddle), Junior Davey (bodhrán).
19982#3
[LMlltt 1] Larry Mallette and Friends. 'Til Time Is No More. Larry Mallette (flute, whistle). For this tune: John Liestman (banjo), Larry Mallette (C whistle), Diehl Moran (fiddle).
19987#2
[JWh 6] John Whelan. Come to Dance. John Whelan (accordion). For this tune: with Jim Eagan (fiddle).
~20085#1
[HiBs 1] The HiBs. 40 Acre Notch. Jode Dowling (fiddle), Kate Dowling (whistle, flute). For this tune: Jode (fiddles).
20129#1
[JKn 7] James Keane. Heir of the Dog. James Keane (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Wheels of the World
KB Cap
Piper's Despair
DOEI
Crock of Gold
EI 1
Belles of Tipperary
SBw
Paddy Fahy's Reel
LMlltt 1
Fermoy Lasses
JWh 6
Played beforeOn Albums
Christmas EveJK 2
Dowd's No. 9
JWh 6
Star of Munster
HiBs 1
Pretty Molly
JKn 7

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 musical matches to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #1401 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #643 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #4 in volume 4 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 132 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #51 in [SIMB] Tony Sullivan. Sully's Irish Music Book. [available]
On page 33 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 54 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #161 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): 1903