Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#133 (Beare Island Reel)
about these two bars
Basic musical information on this tune.
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given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Beare Island Reel, The / Bere Island / The Bear Island Reel / Ríl Bhéarra / Ríl Bheara / Béara Reel / The Bearhaven Lasses / Fahy's Reel (composed by Finbar Dwyer, although M2 claims Paddy Fahy)
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.
to hear the first 12 seconds.
|[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments).
[KB Pt] Kevin Burke and Mícheál Ó Domhnaill. Portland. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar, harmonium).
[KB IC] Kevin Burke. In Concert. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
[MCnnly] Mick Conneely. Selkie. Mick Conneely (fiddle, bouzouki).
[MOR 1] Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. The Nervous Man. Traditional Irish Music on Concertina. Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina).
[PoNY] Joanie Madden, Brian Conway, Billy McComiskey, Brendan Dolan. Pride of New York. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle), Brian Conway (fiddle), Billy McComiskey (accordion), Brendan Dolan (piano). For this tune: 2nd time Billy McComiskey (accordion).
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 very similar to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.
Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
|As tune #43 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols. |
|As reel #184 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music. |
|On page 3 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition. |
|As reel #11 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. |
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): 1974