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Tune ID#1928 (Tommy Coen's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Tommy Coen'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 BHCMoher (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBG Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Tommy Coen's / Seán Ryan's Reel / Tommy Coen's Reel 2 (2nd in set Tommy Coen's Reels 1 + 2 on SRyan C; 1st in set Tommy Coen's on BHCMoher and on Chlr 3; 1st in set The Coachman's Whip on Dnu 5; 2nd in set Morning Star on Yanks 2) (compare 1st part with 1st part of Paddy Canny's Toast #303 and with 1st part of Paddy Kelly's #3897) (composed by Tommy Coen)
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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).
19671.2#2
~197210#2
[BHCMoher] Sean Ryan, Kathleen Ryan, Pat Lyons. Back Home to the Cliffs of Mohir [sic]. Sean Ryan (fiddle), Pat Lyons (accordion), Kathleen Ryan (piano).
199018#2
20047#1
[Dnu 5] Danú. When All Is Said and Done. Donal Clancy (guitar, electric bass), Donnchadh Gough (bodhrán, pipes), Tom Doorley (flute, whistle, vocals), Eamon Doorley (bouzouki, fiddle), Oisin McAuley (fiddle, vocals), Benny McCarthy (accordion), Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh (vocals, whistle, flute).
~200710#2
[Chlr 3] Chulrua. The Singing Kettle. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Patrick Ourceau (fiddle), Pat Egan (guitar, vocals).
20083#2
[RedW] The Red Wellies. The Red Wellies. Claudine "Beanie" Odell (fiddle), Duncan Wickel (fiddle, pipes), Vincent Fogarty (bouzouki).
20141.8#2
[Yanks 2] The Yanks. Haymaker. Dan Gurney (accordion), Dylan Foley (fiddle, whistle), Sean Earnest (guitar, bouzouki), Isaac Alderson (flute, pipes, tenor saxophone, whistle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Tommy Coen's
SRyan C, BHCMoher, Chlr 3
Flowers of Limerick
MLIIA
Down the Hill
RedW
Larry Lavin's Choice
Yanks 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Coachman's Whip
Dnu 5
Morning Star
Yanks 2

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1967