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Tune ID#1205 (Man from Bundoran)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Man from Bundoran about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BBow 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABE Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Man from Bundoran, The / Paddy Kelly's (mislabeled on BBow 2 as The Humours of Kinvara; 4th in set Pretty Peg Reels on A HS; 4th in set Pretty Peg on A FTY) (also in D)
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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).
~19811.3#2
[Boys 9] Boys of the Lough. In the Tradition. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle, vocals), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern, banjo), Tich Richardson (guitar, acoustic bass guitar).
~198112#1
[KOS] James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien, Daithi Sproule. Traditional Music of Ireland. James Kelly (fiddle), Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Daithi Sproule (vocals, guitar).
19876#2
[BBow 2] Buttons and Bows. The First Month of Summer. Séamus McGuire (fiddle, viola), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion, concertina, whistle).
19911#4
[A HS] Altan. Harvest Storm. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Frankie Kennedy (flute, whistle, vocals), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle), Ciaran Tourish (fiddle, whistle, vocals), Mark Kelly (guitar, vocals), Ciaran Curran (bouzouki, bouzouki-guitar).
19911#4
[A FTY] Altan. The First Ten Years 1986/1995. see A HS.
~199112#4
[LFinger] Joe McHugh and Barry Carroll. The Long Finger. An Mhéar Fhada. Joe McHugh (pipes, whistle, keyboard, bouzouki), Barry Carroll (hammered dulcimer, keyboard). For this tune: Barry (hammered dulcimer).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Bird's Nest
A HS, A FTY
Road to Cashel
Boys 9
Miller of Drohan
BBow 2
Swing Swang
LFinger
Played beforeOn Albums
John Doherty's
KOS
Green Garters
BBow 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 reel #193 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #228 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): 1981