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Tune ID#1750 (Seán sa Cheo)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Seán sa Cheo about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Ch 8 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel24ABCA Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Seán sa Cheo / Seán sa Chéo / Seán sa Céo / Seán sa Ceo / Sean sa Cheo / Sean sa Ceo / Sean sa Céo / Seán in the Fog / Sean in the Fog / John in the Fog / Seán is Sinéad / Jack and Jill / The Tullaghan Lassies / Lough Isle Castle (1st in The Findhorn Set on GOC 2) (also in D or G; also with a 4th part) (compare 1st 2 parts with New Lough Isle Castle #1408) (composed by Neillidh Boyle?)
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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).
19656#2
[TMC] Joe Burke, Andy McGann, and Felix Dolan. A Tribute to Michael Coleman. Joe Burke (accordion), Andy McGann (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano).
~197419#1
[JD 5] John Doherty. The Floating Bow. John Doherty (fiddle).
~1974A.2#1
[McGrCool] McGreevy and Cooley. McGreevy and Cooley. John McGreevy (fiddle), Seamus Cooley (flute). For this tune: Seamus (flute).
~197717#1
[DODnl] Danny O'Donnell. Ón tSean-Am Anall. Danny O'Donnell (fiddle).
~19783#1 (0:43)
[Ch 8] The Chieftains. 8. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle, bones), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Derek Bell (harp, tiompán), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán).
~1981B.7#2
[SA] James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien, Daithi Sproule. Spring in the Air. James Kelly (fiddle), Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Daithi Sproule (guitar, vocals).
~198127#2
[KOS] James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien, Daithi Sproule. Traditional Music of Ireland. James Kelly (fiddle), Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Daithi Sproule (vocals, guitar).
~198336#1
[CCssdy] Con Cassidy. Traditional Fiddle Music from Donegal. Con Cassidy (fiddle).
~19885#2
[NH 1] Noel Hill. The Irish Concertina. Noel Hill (concertina).
19902#2
~19907#1
[VK 1] Vinnie Kilduff. The Boys from the Blue Hill. Vinnie Kilduff (whistle, mandolin, guitar, keyboards, bass, bodhrán).
~199215#1
[PMcG 1] Paul McGrattan. The Frost Is All Over. Paul McGrattan (flute, whistle). For this tune: (Eb flute).
199319#1
[MR 8] Micho Russell. Ireland's Whistling Ambassador. Micho Russell (whistle, vocals).
~19932#2
[JMd 1] Joanie Madden. A Whistle on the Wind. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle).
~19937#2
[GL1] The Dance Music of Ireland. Jigs and Reels. Joanie Madden (whistle).
~19951#1
[PCny] Paddy Canny. Traditional Music from the Legendary East Clare Fiddler. Paddy Canny (fiddle).
~19961#2
[ECotter] Eamonn Cotter. Traditional Irish Music from County Clare. Eamonn Cotter (flute).
~199610#1
[LN 1] Laurence Nugent. Traditional Irish Music on Flute and Tin-Whistle. Laurence Nugent (flute, whistle). For this tune: (C whistle).
~19979#2
[KHe] Kevin Henry. One's Own Place - A Family Tradition. Kevin Henry (flute, whistle, pipes, vocals). For this tune: with Maggie Healy (flute).
~199711#1
[GOC 2] Gerry O'Connor. Myriad. Gerry O'Connor (banjo, fiddle, guitar). For this tune: (banjo).
~20075#3
[KB ABR] Kevin Burke and Cal Scott. Across the Black River. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Cal Scott (guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, mountain dulcimer). For this tune: with Michael McGoldrick (flute).
200817#1
[LRCB] Lough Ree Ceili Band. Keep 'er Lit. Live from Spanish Point. Johnnie Duffy (banjo), Brendan Doyle (accordion), Liz Ryan (piano), Colin Butler (drums).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Sarah's Delight
SA, KOS
Miss Ramsey
JMd 1, GL1
Girl that Broke My Heart
TMC
Pigeon on the Gate
NH 1
Exile of Erin
MLIIA
Lady Montgomery
ECotter
Flowers of Red Hill
KHe
Miss Patterson's Slipper
KB ABR
Played beforeOn Albums
Lady Gordon
JMd 1, GL1
Michael Preston's
McGrCool
Shepherd's Daughter
VK 1
Milkmaid
PMcG 1
Boy in the Gap
MR 8
Lord Gordon's
LN 1
Drunken Tinker
PCny
Glass of Beer
GOC 2
Reel of Rio
KB ABR
Tam Lin
LRCB

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 #32 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #297 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
As tune #29 in [P50] Brian and Eithne Vallely. Play 50 Reels. [available]
In [L] Alan's private loose music.
On page 56 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
As tune #64 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 95 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
On page 96 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #307 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): 1965