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Tune ID#1666 (Repeal of the Union)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Repeal of the Union about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JCC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABD Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Repeal of the Union, The / Repeal the Union / Aisghairm na hAontachta / The Peeling of the Onion / Kate Gaynor's Fancy / The Gurtaglanna Reel / Roll Her in the Rushes (2nd in set No. 6 the Coombe on Ch 7; 2nd in set Out on the Road on Drv 5; 1st in set The Ivy Leaf on KC 3) (also in E) (also doubled) (compare 1st part with 1st part of The Emyvale #579; compare distantly Repeal of the Union #6934)
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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).
19762#2
[JCC] Jack and Charlie Coen. The Branch Line. Jack Coen (flute), Charlie Coen (concertina).
~197611#1
[SotC] Armagh Pipers Club. Armagh Pipers' Club [Song of the Chanter]. Disc 10 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Paul Davis (concertina, flutes, harmonica), Eithne Vallelly (fiddle), Pat Daly (harp), Brian Vallelly (pipes, whistle, flute), Niall Vallelly (bodhran). For this tune: Brian Vallely (pipes).
~19776#2
[Ch 7] The Chieftains. 7. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle, bones), Seán Keane (fiddle, whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle, bones), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Derek Bell (harp, tiompán, oboe), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán). For this tune: 1st time Paddy Moloney (pipes).
19903#1
[BF] Bards of a Feather. Homeward Way. Josh Culley (harp, whistle, flute, pipes, Highland pipes, accordion, recorder, guitar, bouzouki, bodhrán, Scottish snare, vocals), Susanna Perry (fiddle, vocals, recorder), Barry Gilmore (guitar, bouzouki, hammered dulcimer, vocals, bodhrán), David Heiser (guitar, vocals, concertina, bodhrán).
~19951#1
[WatReeds] Tommy Keane, Jacqueline McCarthy, with Alec Finn. The Wind among the Reeds. Tommy Keane (pipes, whistle), Jacqueline McCarthy (concertina). For this tune: (pipes), (concertina).
~19951#2
[Whr] Paddy Glackin and Robbie Hannan. The Whirlwind. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Robbie Hannan (pipes). For this tune: (B pipes), (fiddle).
19971#3
[JKn 4] James Keane. With Friends Like These. James Keane (accordion).
~199712#2
[PCny] Paddy Canny. Traditional Music from the Legendary East Clare Fiddler. Paddy Canny (fiddle).
~199913#2
[Drv 5] Dervish. Midsummer's Night. Cathy Jordan (vocals, bodhrán, bones), Tom Morrow (fiddle, viola, vocals), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Liam Kelly (flute, whistle), Séamus O'Dowd (guitar, fiddle, harmonica, vocals), Michael Holmes (bouzouki), Brian McDonagh (mandola, mandolin, vocals). For this tune: 1st time (accordion).
~20052#3
[A LG] Altan. Local Ground. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Ciaran Tourish (fiddle, whistle, vocals), Mark Kelly (guitar, bouzouki, vocals), Ciaran Curran (bouzouki, mandolin), Dermot Byrne (accordion), Dáithi Sproule (guitar, vocals).
~201210#1
[KC 3] Kevin Crawford. Carrying the Tune. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle). For this tune: (Eb flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Sailor's Cravat
JCC
Chuimhne an Phiobaire
Ch 7
Bonny Bunch of Ferns
Whr
Miss Thornton's
JKn 4
Toss the Feathers
PCny
Out on the Road
Drv 5
Road to Cashel
A LG
Played beforeOn Albums
Maids of Mitchelstown
SotC
Duke of Leinster
Ch 7
Bank of Ireland
BF
My Sweetheart Jane
WatReeds
Fair Wind
Drv 5
Richie's Reel
A LG
Ivy Leaf
KC 3

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 #1179 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #459 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #129 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1. [available]
On page 92 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As reel #285 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): 1903