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Tune ID#1384 (Musical Priest)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Musical Priest about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BtB (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel24ABCB Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Musical Priest, The / Musical Priest / An Sagart Ceolmhar / Sagart an Cheoil / The New Bridge of Edinburgh / The New Bridge of Erin / The Buckeen / Lord Kelly's Reel (also in A or G; also with 2 extra parts)
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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).
193515#2
[BtB] Paddy Killoran, James Morrison. From Ballymote to Brooklyn. Paddy Killoran (fiddle), James Morrison (fiddle). For this tune: James Morrison (fiddle).
~19635#1
[Ch 1] The Chieftains. The Chieftains. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina), Seán Potts (whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle), David Fallon (bodhrán).
~19763#1
[AMPR] Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds. Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds. Andy McGann (fiddle), Paddy Reynolds (fiddle).
197714#1
[JOL 1] Johnny O'Leary. Music for the Set. Traditional Irish Music from Sliabh Luachra. Johnny O'Leary (accordion).
~19788#1
[PJHrn 1] P.J. Hernon. P.J. Hernon. P.J. Hernon (accordion, melodeon). For this tune: (accordion).
~19878#3
[MM 3] Matt Molloy. Stony Steps. Matt Molloy (flute).
~198812#7
[SW] Silly Wizard. Live Wizardry.
19941#2
[JDr 1] Joe Derrane with Felix Dolan. Give Us Another. Joe Derrane (accordion), Felix Dolan (piano).
~19941#3
~199710#2
[CKeane 2] Conor Keane. Oidhreacht. Conor Keane (accordion).
~19984#4
[McNamFam] McNamara Family. Leitrim's Hidden Treasure. Michael McNamara (flute), Brian McNamara (pipes), Ray McNamara (pipes, whistle), Ciarán McNamara (flute), Enda McNamara (fiddle), Deirdre McNamara (concertina), Frank Kelly (piano), Mick Giblin (guitar), Barry Carroll (hammered dulcimer).
~200012#3
[LC 3] Liz Carroll. Lost in the Loop. Liz Carroll (fiddle).
20066#1
[NNW] Eliot Grasso and Dave Cory. North-by-NorthWest. Eliot Grasso (pipes, flute), Dave Cory (banjo, guitar, octave mandolin).
20087#3
[StGrmm 2] Stanley & Grimm. Another Round. . .. Nicole Engstrom aka Nikki Engstrom (fiddle), Sean Brennan (guitar, vocals). For this tune: with Susan Gedutis Lindsey (flute).
201115#2
[KRyan] Karen Ryan. The Coast Road. Karen Ryan (fiddle, banjo, whistle). For this tune: (fiddle).
~201114#2
[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: Bríd O'Donohue (flute), Liam O'Brien (concertina).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Wild Irishman
BtB
Gravel Walks
MM 3
Jean's Reel
SW
Shearing the Sheep
JDr 1
Broken Pledge
NMCMM
Far Away
CKeane 2
Reels of Tully
McNamFam
Earl's Chair
LC 3
Jump Ball
StGrmm 2
Larry Redican's Reel
KRyan
Newtown Bridge
BODFam
Played beforeOn Albums
Sailor on the Rock
AMPR, KRyan
Sheehan's
BtB
Queen of May
Ch 1
Speed the Plough
JOL 1
Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire
PJHrn 1
Father Kelly's
NMCMM
Jenny's Chickens
CKeane 2
Farrell O'Gara
NNW
Devaney's Goat
BODFam

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 #1284 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #549 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #172 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As tune #18 in volume 3 of [LPTW] Eithne Vallely. Learn to Play the Tin Whistle. [available]
On page 111 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #92 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
On page 200 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
On page 30 of [TP] Tommy Peoples. Fifty Irish Fiddle Tunes. [available]
As tune #10 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 49 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
As reel #44 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
On page 75 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #235 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
On page 93 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
In [LM] L[arry]. E. McCullough. ? [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