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Tune ID#1966 (In Memory of Coleman)

Transcription of first 2 bars of In Memory of Coleman about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MER (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBG Minor
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
In Memory of Coleman / In Memory of Michael Coleman / A Tribute to Michael Coleman / Tribute to Morrison / Paddy Fahy's / Ríl Phádraig Uí Fhathaigh (simplified and singled as 2nd in set The Limestone Rock on Sld 1; as air in D on MaTH) (composed by Ed Reavy)
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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).
~197915#1
[MER] The Music of Ed Reavy. Paddy Cronin (fiddle).
19995#2
[Sld 1] Slide. The Flying Pig. Aogán Lynch (concertina, whistle), Daire Bracken (fiddle, guitar, vocals), Mick Broderick (bouzouki), Éamonn de Barra (flute, piano, keyboards, whistle, vocals).
20013#2
[LYK 1] Liz and Yvonne Kane. The Well Tempered Bow. Liz Kane (fiddle), Yvonne Kane (fiddle), John Blake (guitar, piano).
20021.12#2
[KCThtr] Live from the Katharine Cornell Theater. Traditional Irish Music. Liz Kane (fiddle), Yvonne Kane (fiddle).
~20035#1
[MatH] Brendan Bulger, Marty Fahey, Kathleen Gavin. Music at the House. Brendan Bulger (fiddle), Marty Fahey (accordion, piano), Kathleen Gavin (piano). For this tune: Marty Fahey (piano).
~20074#1
[ATrgs 1] Athena Tergis. A Letter Home. Athena Tergis (fiddle).
~20129#2
[MiMulc] Michelle Mulcahy. Suaimhneas. Michelle Mulcahy (harp).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Bee's Wing
LYK 1, KCThtr
Flowers of Redhill
Sld 1
Morning Star
MiMulc
Played beforeOn Albums
Moving Bog
Sld 1
Paddy Fahy's
ATrgs 1
Clogger's Quilt
MiMulc

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 #11 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [available]
As tune #21 in [ER] Joseph M. Reavy (compiler). The Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy. [available]
As reel #355 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc 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): 1979