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Tune ID#1088 (Lane to the Glen)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Lane to the Glen about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MER (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):
Lane to the Glen / The Lane to the Glen / The Road to the Glen / Ed Reavy's Reel (composed by Ed Reavy)
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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).
~197910#1
[MER] The Music of Ed Reavy. Liz Carroll (fiddle), Armin Barnett (fiddle).
~198813#2
[PO 1] Paddy O'Brien with Daíthi Sproule. Stranger at the Gate. Paddy O'Brien (accordion).
~1989A.4#1
[Bx] Boxty. Boxty. Christine Dowling (flute, vocals, concertina), Martin Dowling (fiddle), Bob Newton (mandocello). For this tune: Martin Dowling.
~20073#1
[MH 5] Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill. Welcome Here Again. Martin Hayes (fiddle, viola), Dennis Cahill (guitar, mandolin, bass).
201712#2
[ECrn 2] Éilís Crean. Searbh Siúcra. 21 Eddie Kelly Compositions. Bitter Sweet. Éilís Crean (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Golden Eagle
PO 1
High Reel
ECrn 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Blessings of Silver
Bx
Paddy Fahy's
MH 5
Trip to Durrow
ECrn 2

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 #14 in [ER] Joseph M. Reavy (compiler). The Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy. [available]
As reel #661 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [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): 1979