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Tune ID#1762 (Sheehan's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Sheehan'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 HG (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):
Sheehan's / Sheehan's Reel / Sheehans / Lord Wellington / Wellington's / Wellington's Reel / Ríl Wellington / Blackeyed Sailor / The Black-Eyed Sailor / The Black Eyed Sailor / Joe O'Connell's Dream / The Broom / Down the Broom / Paddy Finlay's Fancy / Fr Kellys (1st in set The Thomond on KCB 6) (also in A)
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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).
19268#1
[LR 1] Leo Rowsome. Classics of Irish Piping. Leo Rowsome (pipes).
193515#3
[BtB] Paddy Killoran, James Morrison. From Ballymote to Brooklyn. Paddy Killoran (fiddle), James Morrison (fiddle). For this tune: James Morrison (fiddle).
193814#1
[IFM] Past Masters of Irish Fiddle Music. Moate Ceilidh Band: Pepper Adamson (fiddle), Paddy Gavin (fiddle), Billy Whelan (mandolin-banjo), John Joe Gannon (accordion).
193811#2
[HG] Hugh Gillespie. Classic Recordings of Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. Hugh Gillespie (fiddle).
~195326#2
[JDJO] Joe Derrane and Jerry O'Brien. Irish Accordion Masters. Joe Derrane (accordion), Jerry O'Brien (accordion). For this tune: The Irish All Stars.
~19675#1
[PKlly] Patrick Kelly. Patrick Kelly From Cree. Fiddle Music. Patrick Kelly (fiddle).
~198110#3
[DD 4] De Danann. The Star Spangled Molly. Jackie Daly (accordion), Alec Finn (bouzouki, guitar), Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute), Johnny "Ringo" McDonagh (bodhrán, bones), Charlie Piggot (banjo), Maura O'Connell (vocals).
~19941#3
[SndCmC] The Sound of Coleman Country. Swallows Tail Ceili Band.
~199715#3
[Shskn 10] Shaskeen. Music for Set Dancing and Listening. Tom Cussen (banjo, mandolin), Benny O'Connor (drums, bodhrán, bongos), Seán Conway (flute, whistle, guitar), Eamonn Cotter (flute), Mike Fahy (guitar), Charlie Harris (accordion), Geraldine Cotter (piano), Carl Hession (piano).
~199912#4
[CTL 7] Cherish the Ladies. At Home. Mary Coogan (guitar, banjo, mandolin), Aoife Clancy (vocals), Joanie Madden (flute, whistle, vocals), Siobhan Egan (fiddle, bodhrán), Donna Long (piano, synthesizer, fiddle, vocals), Mary Rafferty (accordion, whistle, concertina).
~20029#3
[EON] Eoin O'Neill. In Session. Eoin O'Neill (bouzouki, fiddle). For this tune: Brandons Fiddle Orchestra.
~20028#1
[KCB 6] The Kilfenora Céilí Band. Live in Lisdoonvarna. Anne Rynne (fiddle), Conor McCarthy (accordion), Garry Shannon (flute), Tim Collins (concertina), Sheila Garry (fiddle), Fintan McMahon (piano), Anne Marie McCormack (fiddle), John Lynch (banjo), Sean Griffin (drums), Anthony Quigney (flute).
~20036#2
[TapRT] The Tap Room Trio. The Tap Room Trio. Harry Bradley (flute, piccolo), Jesse Smith (fiddle), John Blake (guitar, piano, flute). For this tune: Jesse Smith (fiddle).
20041#1
[TP 9] Tommy Peoples. Recorded at Fiddler's Hearth. Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
20127#1
[BrtEarly] Paddy O'Brien, Nathan Gourley, and Dáithí Sproule. Bright and Early. "Something to Crow About". Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Nathan Gourley (fiddle), Dáithí Sproule (guitar).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Mullingar Races
JDJO, Shskn 10
Musical Priest
BtB
Galway Rambler
HG
Tailor's Thimble
DD 4
Sailor on the Rock
SndCmC
Galtee Rangers
CTL 7
Cooley's
EON
College Groves
TapRT
Played beforeOn Albums
Star of Munster
LR 1
Traveller
IFM
Merry Blacksmith
KCB 6
Hunter's House
TP 9
McGreevy's Favourite
BrtEarly

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 #1213 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #1475 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #490 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #110 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As tune #67 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
As tune #161 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
On page 98 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 254 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
On page 19 of [TP] Tommy Peoples. Fifty Irish Fiddle Tunes. [available]
In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].
As reel #346 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #1 in [DM 4] Dave Mallinson. 100 Vital Irish Session Tunes. [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