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Tune ID#1480 (Ormond Sound)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Ormond Sound about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording CPO (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Ormond Sound / Ormond House / Fuaim Urmhumhan / Paddy O'Brien's / Paddy O'Briens / Saving the Hay (3rd in set Mother's Delight on A BI; 3rd in set Paddy O'Brien Selection on GOC 3; 3rd in set The Inishcaltra Selection on MCny 2; 1st in set Toss the Feathers on LMcK 1) (composed by Paddy O'Brien the elder, of Tipperary)
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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).
~19851#2
[IT 3] The Irish Tradition. The Times We've Had. Billy McComiskey (accordion), Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), Andy O'Brien (guitar, vocals).
~19861.6#2
[MMulv 2] Martin Mulvihill. The Humors of Glin. Martin Mulvihill (fiddle).
~19878#2
[FT] John Whelan, Eileen Ivers. Fresh Takes. John Whelan (accordion), Eileen Ivers (fiddle).
199210#3
[ScE] Gerry Harrington and Eoghan O'Sullivan. Scéal Eile. Gerry Harrington (fiddle), Eoghan O'Sullivan (accordion). For this tune: Gerry (fiddle), Eoghan (flute).
~199316#3
[CPO] Eileen O'Brien and Willie Fogarty. The Compositions of Paddy O'Brien. Eileen O'Brien (fiddle), Willie Fogarty (accordion).
~199510#1
[MMR 1] Mike and Mary Rafferty. The Dangerous Reel. Mike Rafferty (flute, whistle, pipes), Mary Rafferty (accordion, flute, whistle).
~199614#2
[ECotter] Eamonn Cotter. Traditional Irish Music from County Clare. Eamonn Cotter (flute).
200011#2
[RBys 2] Randal Bays. The Salmon's Leap. Randal Bays (fiddle, guitar). For this tune: with Joel (harmonica).
20014#3
[JBC] Johnny B. Connolly. Bridgetown. Johnny B. Connolly (accordion). For this tune: with Kevin (fiddle).
20018#3
[A BI] Altan. Blue Idol. Not identified in liner notes. [Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Ciaran Tourish (fiddle, whistle), Dermot Byrne (accordion), Ciaran Curran (bouzouki), Mark Kelly (guitar), Dáithi Sproule (guitar)]. For this tune: with Harry Bradley (flute).
20019#3
[LFJW] Liam Farrell and Joe Whelan. They Sailed Away from Dublin Bay. Liam Farrell (banjo), Joe Whelan (accordion). For this tune: with James Carty (flute).
~20038#1
[LMcK 1] Laura MacKenzie. Laura and the Lads. Laura MacKenzie (flute, whistle, concertina, vocals), Brian Miller (guitar). For this tune: (flute), with Django Amerson (fiddle).
~20046#3
[GOC 3] Gerry O'Connor. No Place Like Home. Gerry O'Connor (banjo, fiddle, viola). For this tune: (banjo).
~20086#3
[BMc 2] Billy McComiskey. Outside the Box. Billy McComiskey (accordion). For this tune: with Joane Madden (flute, whistle), Mick Moloney (banjo).
~20107#3
[MCny 2] Michael Cooney. Just Piping. Michael Cooney (pipes).
~201421#4
[NnNCsd] Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha. Draoícht na Feadóige. Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha (flute, whistle). For this tune: with Tommy Mellett (accordion), Johnny Óg Connolly (accordion), Meaití Jó Shéamuis Ó Fátharta (pipes).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Tonn Teine
ScE, CPO, GOC 3, MCny 2, NnNCsd
Paddy Fahy's
IT 3
Road to Clonmel
MMulv 2
Red-Haired Lass
FT
Mountain Top
ECotter
Drag Her around the Road
RBys 2
Brefni O'Reilly
JBC
Mother's Delight
A BI
Martin Wynne's No. 3
LFJW
Farewell to Old Decency
BMc 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Scholar
FT
Galtee Reel
MMR 1
Dogs among the Bushes
ECotter
Well-Bred Foal
A BI
Long Drop
LMcK 1

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 #456 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): 1985