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Tune ID#1883 (Teetotaller)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Teetotaller about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BFair (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):
Teetotaller, The / The Teetotallers Reel / The Teetotaller's Reel / Teetotaler's Reel / Teetotalers / The Teetotaler / The Teetotaler's Fancy / Teetotaler's Fancy / The Teetotaller's Fancy / Teetotal / Temperance Reel / The Temperance Reel / The Temperance / The Road to Newbridge / O'Connell's Welcome to Clare / The Bowl of Coffee / Bowl of Coffee / Mrs. Crotty's (1st in set The Half Crown Song on FBros; 1st part only on JKm; 3rd in set The Teetotaler on TCB 4) (also in D)
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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).
19151#2 (2:00)
[JKm] John J. Kimmel. John J. Kimmel. Early Recordings of Irish Traditional Dance Music. John J. Kimmel (accordion).
192318#2
[FBros] The Flanagan Brothers. The Tunes We Like to Play on Paddy's Day. Joe Flanagan (accordion), Louis Flanagan (guitar, banjo), Mike Flanagan (banjo, vocals, mandolin).
192812#2
[BFair] Ballinasloe Fair. Early Recordings of Irish Music in America. Neil Nolan (banjo), Dan Sullivan (piano).
~193323#1
[FBros] The Flanagan Brothers. The Tunes We Like to Play on Paddy's Day. Joe Flanagan (accordion), Louis Flanagan (guitar, banjo), Mike Flanagan (banjo, vocals, mandolin).
19387#3
[ITWWW] "If There Weren't Any Women in the World". Austin Stack Ceilidhe Band: Edith Cross Moore (fiddle), Leo Redmond (piano), and other unknown fiddlers.
19469#2
[IDM 1] Irish Dance Music. John Howard (fiddle) and Michael Grogan (accordion).
19488#3
[POK] Pádraig O'Keeffe. The Sliabh Luachra Fiddle Master. Pádraig O'Keeffe (fiddle).
19957#3
[JK 2] James Kelly and Zan McLeod. The Ring Sessions. James Kelly (fiddle), Zan McLeod (guitar, bouzouki). For this tune: Zan (guitar).
~199617#2
[JCt 2] John Carty. Last Night's Fun. John Carty (fiddle, banjo, flute).
~20043#2
[GOC 3] Gerry O'Connor. No Place Like Home. Gerry O'Connor (banjo, fiddle, viola). For this tune: (banjo).
20067#3
[TCB 4] The Tulla Céilí Band. 60th Anniversary Celebration. Mark Donnellan (fiddle), Martin Hayes (fiddle), Jim Corry (piano), Sean Donnelly (accordion), Michael McKee (accordion), J.J. Conway (flute), Jennifer Lenihan (flute), Martin Glynn (flute), Mick Flanagan (drums).
~200614#1
[DCB 1] The Doon Céilí Band. Around the World for Sport. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Kate Dowling (flute), Laura MacKenzie (flute), Brian Miller (flute), Jode Dowling (fiddle), Django Amerson (fiddle), Sean Egan (piano).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Cuckoo's Nest
JKm
Boys of the Lough
BFair
Maid behind the Bar
FBros
Bonnie Kate
ITWWW
Drunken Tailor
IDM 1
Hare's Paw
POK
Game of Love
JK 2
Danny Meehan's
JCt 2
Billy in the Lowground
GOC 3
Moving in Decency
TCB 4
Played beforeOn Albums
Mason's Apron
JKm
Half Crown Song
FBros
Lass of Carracastle
DCB 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 #795 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #155 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #80 in volume 3 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
On page 36 of [IFMCK] Drew Beisswenger. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. [available]
As tune #51 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
On page 274 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
On pages 108-109 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #330 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #10 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): 1907