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Tune ID#1629 (Quinn's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Quinn's about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording POK (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Quinn's / Quinn's Reel / Ríl Uí Chuinn / Quilles / Quill's / Quille / The Doon Reel / Doon Reel / Pádraig O'Keeffe's / Murphy's Reel / The Ground Ivy / Old Connemara Stockings (also doubled)
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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).
19491#1
[POK] Pádraig O'Keeffe. The Sliabh Luachra Fiddle Master. Pádraig O'Keeffe (fiddle).
~19778#2
[JDSC] Jackie Daly, Séamus Creagh. Jackie Daly. Séamus Creagh. Jackie Daly (accordion), Séamus Creagh (fiddle).
~19933#3
[PS 4] Patrick Street. All in Good Time. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Andy Irvine (vocals, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica), Arty McGlynn (guitar), Bill Whelan (keyboards, vocals).
20021#2
[AJK] Alan and John Kelly. Fourmilehouse. Alan Kelly (piano accordion), John Kelly (flute, whistle).
~200511#3
[ACrby 1] Angelina Carberry. An Traidisiún Beo. Angelina Carberry (banjo). For this tune: with Martin Quinn (accordion).
20143#1
[LfAllChk] Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen. Life Is All Checkered. Nathan Gourley (fiddle, guitar), Laura Feddersen (fiddle).
~20145#1
[4StarT 2] Four Star Trio. Magnetic South. Johnny McCarthy (fiddle, flute, whistle, vocals, guitar), Con Ó Drisceoil (accordion, melodeon, vocals, piano), Pat Herring Ahern (guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, ukulele).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Music of the Forge
JDSC
Lad O'Beirne's
PS 4
Ballymahon Reel
AJK
John Egan's Reel
ACrby 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Callaghan's
POK
Boys of Portaferry
AJK
Graf Spee
LfAllChk
Pope's Toe
4StarT 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.
On page 35 of [IFMCK] Drew Beisswenger. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. [available]
As tune #171 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
As tune #12 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As reel #173 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [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): 1949