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Tune ID#111 (Ríl Bheag Bhaile na nUan)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Ríl Bheag Bhaile na nUan about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MR 10 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Ríl Bheag Bhaile na nUan / The Ballynahoun Reel / Gus Dolan's Reel / Tom Bawn's (1st in set Miko's on AtR 2) (also doubled) (also in D or G)
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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.

Click play below to hear the first 12 seconds.
Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~19742.18#1
[MR 10] Micho Russell. Rarities and Old Favorites 1949-1993. Micho Russell (whistle, flute, vocals). For this tune: (Eb whistle).
~198815#2
[PO 1] Paddy O'Brien with Daíthi Sproule. Stranger at the Gate. Paddy O'Brien (accordion).
~19959#2
[JW 1] John Williams. John Williams. John Williams (accordion, concertina). For this tune: (concertina, accordion).
~20014#1
[AtR 2] At the Racket. Mirth-Making Heroes. John Carty (fiddle, banjo), Brian McGrath (banjo, piano, keyboards), Seamus O'Donnell (flute, saxophone, vocals), Garry O'Briain (guitar, mandocello, piano), Brid Dooley (vocals).
~200610#1
[DCB 1] The Doon Céilí Band. Around the World for Sport. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Kate Dowling (flute), Laura MacKenzie (flute), Brian Miller (flute), Jode Dowling (fiddle), Django Amerson (fiddle), Sean Egan (piano).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Dr. Gilbert's Wife
PO 1
Beauty Spot
JW 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Hut in the Bog
JW 1
Her Golden Hair Hanging Down Her Back
AtR 2
Rising Sun
DCB 1

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1974