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Tune ID#1886 (Sweetheart Reel)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Sweetheart Reel about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BlaMrl (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel24ABCA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Sweetheart Reel, The / Sweethearts / Na Leannáin / Temple Hill / Temple on the Hill / Cnoc an Teampaill / Molly on the Shore / The Kerryman's Daughter / They Sailed Away from Dublin Bay / Colm O'Donnell's Favourite / Paul Brock's (also in E or G, also without 3rd part, also all 3 parts doubled) (compare Molly on the Shore #2995 and Dub Reel #5262) (miscredited to Declan Masterson on his album DMa)
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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).
~198913#3
[BlaMrl] P.J. agus Marcus Hernon. Béal a' Mhurlaigh. P.J. Hernon (accordion, melodeon), Marcus Hernon (flute). For this tune: (accordion), (Bb flute).
~19906#3
[DMa] Declan Masterson. Deireadh an Fhómhair. End of the Harvest. Declan Masterson (pipes, whistle).
~199413#3
[MMcNmr 1] Mary MacNamara. Traditional Music from East Clare. Mary MacNamara (concertina). For this tune: with PJ Hayes (fiddle).
199612#1
[SC] Gerry Harrington, Eoghan O'Sullivan, Paul de Grae. The Smoky Chimney. Gerry Harrington (fiddle), Eoghan O'Sullivan (accordion, flute), Paul de Grae (guitar).
20014#1
[LFJW] Liam Farrell and Joe Whelan. They Sailed Away from Dublin Bay. Liam Farrell (banjo), Joe Whelan (accordion).
200211#3
[Lu 4] Lúnasa. Redwood. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle), Seán Smyth (fiddle, whistle), Cillian Vallely (pipes, whistle), Donogh Hennessy (guitar, whistle), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass).
20094#2
[JDr 6] Joe Derrane. Grove Lane. Joe Derrane (accordion).
201010#2
[MCnDMn] Mick Conneely and David Munnelly. 'Tis What It Is. Mick Conneely (fiddle, bouzouki), David Munnelly (accordion, melodeon).
20131#2
[Tda 5] Téada. Ainneoin na Stoirme. In Spite of the Storm. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, piano, keyboard), Séamus Begley (vocals, melodeon), Paul Finn (accordion, concertina), Damien Stenson (flute), Seán Mc Elwain (guitar, bouzouki, bass guitar), Tristan Rosenstock (bodhrán).
~20131#1
[JAbrt 1] Joey Abarta. Swimming against the Falls. Snámh in aghaidh easa. Joey Abarta (pipes).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Miss McGuiness
BlaMrl, MMcNmr 1
Burn the Stubble
DMa
Johnny McIljohn's Reel
Lu 4
Bantry Lasses
JDr 6
Carna Reel
MCnDMn
Dinny O'Brien's
Tda 5
Played beforeOn Albums
Kieran's Reel
SC
Mary McNamara's
LFJW
Sporting Paddy
MCnDMn
Paddy Kenny's
Tda 5
Galtee Reel
JAbrt 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 reel #145 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As reel #76 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.

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): 1986