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Tune ID#1282 (Micho Russell's Reel)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Micho Russell's Reel about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MB 1 (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):
Micho Russell's Reel / Micko Russell's Reel / Miko Russell's / Micho Russell's Ashplant / The Hut in the Bog / An Bothán sa Phortach / The Castle / Carty's Reel / Ríl an Chárthaigh / Ríl Mhic Chárthaigh / Kathy's Reel (3rd in set Memories of Micho on MHyDLd 1)
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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#3
[MB 1] Mary Bergin. Feadóga Stáin. Traditional Irish Music on the Tin Whistle. Mary Bergin (whistle). For this tune: (Eb whistle).
~199217#3
[MMM] Music at Matt Molloy's. Jimmy Murray (flute), Jimmy Murphy (fiddle), Peter Horan (fiddle).
20033#3
[MHyDLd 1] Michael Hynes and Denis Liddy. Waifs and Strays. Michael Hynes (flute), Denis Liddy (fiddle).
~20153#2
[AtMcGn 2] Antóin MacGabhann, with Charlie Lennon. Tunesmith. Antóin MacGabhann (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Concert Reel
MB 1
Dick Gossip's
MMM
Fair-Haired Boy
MHyDLd 1
Old Maids of Galway
AtMcGn 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Gossan that Beat His Father
AtMcGn 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 #294 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
As tune #2 in volume 2 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As reel #148 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As reel #149 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As reel #5 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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): 1966