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Tune ID#1724 (Sarah's Delight)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Sarah's Delight about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording KOS (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBF Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Sarah's Delight / Ríméad Shorcha (also in G) (composed by Paddy O'Brien the younger, of Offaly)
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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).
~1981B.7#1
[SA] James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien, Daithi Sproule. Spring in the Air. James Kelly (fiddle), Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Daithi Sproule (guitar, vocals).
~198127#1
[KOS] James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien, Daithi Sproule. Traditional Music of Ireland. James Kelly (fiddle), Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Daithi Sproule (vocals, guitar).
~199510#1
[CHssn 3] Carl Hession. Ceol Inné Ceol Inniu Old Time New Time. Kevin Carey (fiddle), Christy Dunne (banjo), Kevin Crawford (flute), Jackie Daly (accordion), Frankie Gavin (fiddle).
~20068#1
[Tda 3] Téada. Inné Amárach. Seán McElwain (guitar, bouzouki, banjo), Damien Stenson (flute), Tristan Rosenstock (bodhrán), Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, piano), Paul Finn (accordion). For this tune: Paul Finn (accordion).
20076#1
[CMcEv 3] Catherine McEvoy. The Home Ruler. Traditional Irish Flute Music. Catherine McEvoy (flute). For this tune: (C flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Seán sa Cheo
SA, KOS
Aggie Whyte's
CHssn 3
Paddy Sean Nancy's
Tda 3
Dermot Grogan's Farewell
CMcEv 3

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1981