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Tune ID#1747 (Seán Reid's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Seán Reid'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 WC 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Seán Reid's / Sean Reid's / Seán Reid's Reel / Sean Reid's Reel / Seán Reid's Fancy / Sean Reid's Fancy / Seán Reid's Favourite / John Reid's Favourite / The West Wind / West Wind / Gilbert Clancy's Reel / Gilbert Clancy's Favourite / Gilbert Clancy's / Gilibeart Mhac Fhlannchadha / The Peeler's Jacket / The Lonesome Reel (presumably mislabeled on BB 6 as The Flower of the Flock) (also singled) (2nd in set The Sister Reels on JnKlly; 3rd in set Friel's Kitchen on Ch 7)
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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).
19731#2
[WC 2] Willie Clancy. The Pipering of Willie Clancy. Volume 1. Willie Clancy (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
197512#2
[JnKlly] John Kelly. Irish Traditional Concertina and Fiddle Music. John Kelly (concertina, fiddle). For this tune: (fiddle).
197523#2
[JnKlly] John Kelly. Irish Traditional Concertina and Fiddle Music. John Kelly (concertina, fiddle). For this tune: (fiddle).
~19751#2
[PCt] Paddy Carty. Traditional Irish Music. Paddy Carty (flute).
19769#3
[BB 6] The Bothy Band. Live in Concert. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Matt Molloy (flute), Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Peter Browne (pipes), Dónal Lunny (bouzouki), Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (vocals, clavinet), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar). For this tune: Matt Molloy (flute).
~19769#1
[ST KCF] Séamus Tansey. King of the Concert Flute. Remastered. Séamus Tansey (flute).
~19775#3
[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).
~197812#1
[MMlny 1] Mick Moloney with Eugene O'Donnell, Joe McKenna, Shelley Posen, Patrick Sky. Mick Moloney with Eugene O'Donnell, Joe McKenna, Shelley Posen, Patrick Sky. Mick Moloney (vocals, guitar, banjo, mandolin, bouzouki), Eugene O'Donnell (fiddle), Joe McKenna (pipes, whistle), Patrick Sky (whistle), Shelley Posen (concertina, vocals, guitar). For this tune: Mick Moloney (banjo), Joe McKenna (pipes).
~19794#1
[MB 1] Mary Bergin. Feadóga Stáin. Traditional Irish Music on the Tin Whistle. Mary Bergin (whistle). For this tune: (Eb whistle).
~19837#1
[JB 3] Joe Burke with Máire Ní Chathasaigh. The Tailor's Choice. Joe Burke (flute, whistle, accordion). For this tune: (F whistle).
~199517#2
[MMR 1] Mike and Mary Rafferty. The Dangerous Reel. Mike Rafferty (flute, whistle, pipes), Mary Rafferty (accordion, flute, whistle). For this tune: Mike Rafferty (pipes), Mary Rafferty (accordion).
~19961#2
[JOBM 1] Jimmy O'Brien-Moran. Seán Reid's Favourite. Jimmy O'Brien-Moran (pipes). For this tune: (B pipes).
19975#2
[JKn 4] James Keane. With Friends Like These. James Keane (accordion). For this tune: with Liam O'Flynn (pipes).
19999#1
[Dnu 2] Danú. Think before You Think. Tom Doorley (flute, whistle), Eamon Doorley (bouzouki, mandola), Brendan McCarthy (accordion), Jesse Smith (fiddle, viola), Noel Ryan (guitar), Donnchadh Gough (bodhrán, pipes), Ciarán Ó Gealbháin (vocals). For this tune: Donnchadh Gough (C pipes), Jesse Smith (fiddle).
~19993#2
[JqMcC] Jacqueline McCarthy. The Hidden Note. Jacqueline McCarthy (concertina). For this tune: with Tommy McCarthy Senior (concertina), Marion McCarthy (pipes), Bernadette McCarthy (fiddle), Tommy McCarthy Junior (fiddle).
20005#3
[CTL 8] Cherish the Ladies. The Girls Won't Leave the Boys Alone. Joanie Madden (whistle, flute, vocals), Mary Coogan (guitar, banjo, mandolin), Donna Long (piano, keyboards, vocals), Mary Rafferty (accordion, concertina, whistle), Deirdre Connolly (vocals, whistle, flute), Liz Knowles (fiddle).
~200011#1
[MMcG 2] Michael McGoldrick. Fused. Michael McGoldrick (flute except where noted).
20018#1
[KlmFcy] Catherine McEvoy and John McEvoy. The Kilmore Fancy. Catherine McEvoy (flute), John McEvoy (fiddle).
~200220#1
[RBPOL 2] Ronan Browne and Peter O'Loughlin. Touch Me If You Dare. Ronan Browne (pipes, flute), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle, flute). For this tune: (pipes), (fiddle).
20065#1
[MOR 2] Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. Inside Out. Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina).
~201116#1
[Bua 3] Bua. Down the Green Fields. Devin Shepherd (fiddle), Sean Gavin (flute, pipes, whistle), Brían Ó hAirt (vocals, concertina, dance), Brian Miller (guitar, bouzouki).
201414#1
[SSands] Seamus Sands. Across Bridges. Traditional Irish Fiddle Playing. Seamus Sands (fiddle).

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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 #83 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1. [available]
As tune #15 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
As tune #76 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
As reel #16 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [available]
As reel #347 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #141 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [available]
As tune #141a in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [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): 1963