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Tune ID#1236 (Maudabawn Chapel)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Maudabawn Chapel about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording PitS (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBE Minor
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Maudabawn Chapel / Maudebawn Chapel / Maudabawn's Chapel / Séipeal an Mhaide Bháin / Reevy's / Reavy's / Ryan's Reel / Ryan's / Hall's Favourite (3rd in set Humours of Galway on FG 3; as 2nd tune in an untitled medley in book NF) (miscredited to Sean Ryan on SMMcG) (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).
19671#1
[PitS] Paddy in the Smoke. Martin Byrnes (fiddle).
~197710#1
[AM] Andy McGann and Paul Brady. It's A Hard Road to Travel. Andy McGann (fiddle), Paul Brady (guitar).
19781#3
[NHTL] Noel Hill and Tony Linnane. Noel Hill and Tony Linnane. Noel Hill (concertina), Tony Linnane (fiddle).
~197816#2
[PJHrn 1] P.J. Hernon. P.J. Hernon. P.J. Hernon (accordion, melodeon). For this tune: (accordion).
~197912#1
[MER] The Music of Ed Reavy. Maureen Fitzpatrick (fiddle).
~19809#2
[SMMcG] Seamus and Manus McGuire. Humours of Lissadell. Seamus McGuire (fiddle), Manus McGuire (fiddle).
~19821#1
[KB Pt] Kevin Burke and Mícheál Ó Domhnaill. Portland. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar, harmonium).
~19821.2#1
19885#6 (8:12)
[GFA] The Green Fields of America. Live in Concert. Mick Moloney (banjo, mandolin, guitar, tres, vocals), Robbie O'Connell (guitar, vocals), Jimmy Keane (piano accordion, synthesizers, vocals), Eileen Ivers (fiddle), Seamus Egan (pipes, flute, whistle, bodhrán, tres). For this tune: Eileen Ivers (fiddle).
~19893#3
[FG 3] Frankie Gavin. Frankie Goes to Town. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute).
19953#1
[EI 2] Eileen Ivers. Wild Blue. Eileen Ivers (fiddle), John Doyle (guitar), Tom 'T-Bone' Wolk (organ, accordion, guitar, bass), Ben Wittman (drums), Kimati Dinizulu (percussion).
~19971#1
[GL1] The Dance Music of Ireland. Jigs and Reels. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
19984#2
[KB IC] Kevin Burke. In Concert. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
~200414#2
[DF] The Dunne Family. Legacy. Mickey Dunne (pipes, fiddle, whistle), Niamh Dunne (fiddle, vocals, viola), Brid Dunne (fiddle). For this tune: Suffering Duck Ceili Band.
~201112#1
[BODFam] Bríd O'Donohue and Family. Cliabhán an Dúchais. Bríd O'Donohue (flute, whistle), Seán O'Brien (flute), Eibhlís O'Brien (pipes), Deirdre O'Brien (harp), Liam O'Brien (concertina), Sinéad O'Brien (fiddle). For this tune: Sinéad O'Brien (fiddle).
201411#2
[Unfldg] Unfolding. Young Music from East Clare. Karen McMahon (concertina).
~201512#2
[AtMcGn 2] Antóin MacGabhann, with Charlie Lennon. Tunesmith. Antóin MacGabhann (fiddle).

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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.
On page 171 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [available]
As tune #41 in [P50] Brian and Eithne Vallely. Play 50 Reels. [available]
On page 37 of [TP] Tommy Peoples. Fifty Irish Fiddle Tunes. [available]
As tune #27 in [ER] Joseph M. Reavy (compiler). The Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy. [available]
As reel #62 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): 1967