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Tune ID#1783 (O'Reilly's Greyhound)

Transcription of first 2 bars of O'Reilly's Greyhound about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording ECst (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
O'Reilly's Greyhound / Murphy's Greyhound / Cú Uí Mhurchú / Tory Island / The Tory Island Reel / Outdoor Relief / The Outdoor Relief / Galway Girl / Rolling Rocks of Glan / The Missing Guest / The Strokestown Reel / The Stone in the Field /The Gabe's / McGovern's Favorite / Little Jimmy Kiernan / Ríl Jimmy Bhig Uí Chiarnáin / Sligo Reel (1st in set Tory Island Reel on WmMully; 3rd in set Fionn O'Donnell on AtR 2) (also in D; also in D Mixolydian, also doubled) (compare Dúlaman na Binne Buí #4691 and #368; compare Gardener's Daughter #2184 especially in the 2nd part)
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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).
19278#1
[WmMully] William Mullaly. The Westmeath Hunt. William Mullaly (concertina).
19278#1
[OTPR] Oldtime Records. Vol. 3. Piping Rarities. Bowen's Irish Orchestra: Joseph Sullivan (pipes), Dennis Flynn (pipes), Patrick Doran (flute), Joe Owens (fiddle), William McCormick (fiddle).
19419#1
[ITWWW] "If There Weren't Any Women in the World". Ann McNulty (C melodeon).
~197710#1
~199513#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).
~20002#1
[MMcNmr 2] Mary MacNamara. The Blackberry Blossom. Mary MacNamara (concertina). For this tune: (Ab/Eb concertina).
~200112#3
[AtR 2] At the Racket. Mirth-Making Heroes. John Carty (fiddle, banjo), Brian McGrath (banjo, piano, keyboards), Seamus O'Donnell (flute, saxophone, vocals), Garry O'Briain (guitar, mandocello, piano), Brid Dooley (vocals).
~20013#1
[KCrhn] Kevin Crehan. An Bhábóg sa Bhádóg. Music from West Clare. Kevin Crehan (fiddle).
~200215#1
[BRny 2] Brian Rooney. Leitrim to London. Brian Rooney (fiddle, accordion).
~20021#2
[MaRaf] Mary Rafferty. Hand-Me-Downs. Mary Rafferty (accordion, concertina, flute, whistle).
200610#2
[MOR 2] Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. Inside Out. Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina).
~200715#1
[MH 5] Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill. Welcome Here Again. Martin Hayes (fiddle, viola), Dennis Cahill (guitar, mandolin, bass). For this tune: with Dennis (mandolin).
~20139#2
[ForGems] Peter Carberry and Pádraig McGovern. Forgotten Gems. Peter Carberry (accordion), Pádraig McGovern (B pipes, D pipes).
~20148#2
[LoMulc 1] Louise Mulcahy. Tuning the Road. Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes, whistle). For this tune: (C flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Caucus at Secaucus
AtR 2
Woodford Whistler
MaRaf
Jim Donoghue's
MOR 2
Mickey Doherty's
ForGems
Miss Lyon's Fancy
LoMulc 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Liffey Banks
WmMully
River Meadow Reel
ITWWW
I Wish I Never Saw You
OTPR
Peggy on the Settle
WatReeds
Galway Rambler
MMcNmr 2
Dash to Portobello
KCrhn
Reel of Rio
BRny 2
Farewell to Leitrim
MOR 2
Palmer's Gate
MH 5
Sailor on the Rock
LoMulc 1

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 #1488 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #712 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #37 in [D&M] Arthur Warren Darley and Patrick Joseph McCall. The Darley and McCall Collection of Traditional Irish Music. [available]
As tune #161 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #251 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
On page 149 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 92 of [SLoP] Paul Deloughery. Sliabh Luachra on Parade. [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