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Tune ID#1145 (Lománach Cross)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Lománach Cross about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording RBPOL 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Lománach Cross / Cros an Lománaigh / The Fourpenny Bit / The Spinner's Delight / Sean Maguire's (2nd in set Sean Maguire's on Trpsw) (compare 1st 2 bars with 1st 2 bars of Fairy Reel #597)
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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).
~198813#2
[RBPOL 1] Ronan Browne and Peter O'Loughlin. The South West Wind. Traditional Music from County Clare. Ronan Browne (pipes), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle). For this tune: Peter (fiddle), Tierna Browne (fiddle).
~19933#2
[MB 2] Mary Bergin. Feadóga Stáin 2. Mary Bergin (whistle). For this tune: (Bb whistle).
~20063#2
[Trpsw] John McSherry and Dónal O'Connor. Tripswitch. John McSherry (pipes, whistle), Dónal O'Connor (fiddle, keyboards).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Bridie's Joy
RBPOL 1
Eileen Curran
MB 2
Johnny Going to Céilí
Trpsw
Played beforeOn Albums
Billy Brocker's
MB 2
Petticoat Loop
Trpsw

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 #1541 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #757 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #148 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
On page 159 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [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