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Tune ID#1969 (Trip to Durrow)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Trip to Durrow about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SRyan C (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel48AABCBCD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Trip to Durrow / The Trip to Durrow / An Turas go Darmhagh / An Turas go Darbhach (1st in set Cam a' Lochaigh on ADB; for 1st figure of Connemara Set on JRSLCB 2; 1st in set Cam a' Lochaigh / The Curve of the Lake on GOC 2) (also in E or G, also as structure AABC or AABBCC or ABC) (composed by Dan Cleary)
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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).
19601.14#1
197110#1
~19743#2
[ItS] In the Smoke. Noel Pepper (harmonica), Paddy Moran (flute).
~19773#1
~19881#2
[NH 1] Noel Hill. The Irish Concertina. Noel Hill (concertina).
~199116#2
199213#1
[JRyan] Joe Ryan. An Buachaill Dreoite. Joe Ryan (fiddle).
~19936#1
[JCnly 1] Johnny Connolly. An tOileán Aerach. Johnny Connolly (melodeon). For this tune: (C melodeon).
~19963#1
[ADB] Mighty Session! Gerry O'Connor (banjo).
~19961#1
[GOC 2] Gerry O'Connor. Myriad. Gerry O'Connor (banjo, fiddle, guitar). For this tune: (banjo).
19972#2
[OAces] O'Aces. Ón Oíche go Maidin. Martin Dowling (fiddle), Davy Maguire (flute), Jason O'Rourke (concertina), Kevin Dorris (bouzouki), Paul McSherry (guitar).
~19972#1
[Shskn 10] Shaskeen. Music for Set Dancing and Listening. Tom Cussen (banjo, mandolin), Benny O'Connor (drums, bodhrán, bongos), Seán Conway (flute, whistle, guitar), Eamonn Cotter (flute), Mike Fahy (guitar), Charlie Harris (accordion), Geraldine Cotter (piano), Carl Hession (piano).
~199819#1
[JRSLCB 2] Johnny Reidy and the Sliabh Luachra Ceili Band. Music for Set Dancing Vol. II. Johnny Reidy (accordion).
199910#1
[CrssCl] Seamus Glackin, Brendan Begley, Michael O'Brien, Mary Corcoran, Mick Gaynor. Crossroads Céilí. Seamus Glackin (fiddle), Brendan Begley (accordion), Michael O'Brien (flute), Mary Corcoran (piano), Mick Gaynor (drums).
19994#3
[MOBAL] Michelle O'Brien, Aogán Lynch and Gavin Rolston [sic]. Michelle O'Brien, Aogán Lynch and Gavin Ralston. Michelle O'Brien (fiddle), Aogán Lynch (concertina), Gavin Ralston (guitar). For this tune: Michelle O'Brien (fiddle).
~200012#1
[JLavelle] John Lavelle. @Home Alone. John Lavelle (accordion).
200110#2
[JBC] Johnny B. Connolly. Bridgetown. Johnny B. Connolly (accordion). For this tune: (C melodeon).
~200415#2
[OMcD 1] Oisín Mac Diarmada. Ar an bhFidil. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, whistle).
200713#1
[KHys 2] Kitty Hayes. Remembered. In Concert in Glór and Bantry House. Kitty Hayes (concertina). For this tune: with Dympna O'Sullivan (concertina), Peter Laban (C pipes), Mick Kinsella (harmonica), Josephine Marsh (fiddle).
~200913#2
[PoNY] Joanie Madden, Brian Conway, Billy McComiskey, Brendan Dolan. Pride of New York. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle), Brian Conway (fiddle), Billy McComiskey (accordion), Brendan Dolan (piano). For this tune: 2nd time Brian Conway (fiddle).
20132#1
[CFF 6] The Celtic Fiddle Festival. Live in Brittany. André Brunet (fiddle, feet), Kevin Burke (fiddle), Christian Lemaître (fiddle), Nicolas Quémener (guitar).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Boys of the Lough
ItS
Last Night's Fun
NH 1
Crib of Perches
MV
Kerry Reel
OAces
Paddy Ryan's Dream
MOBAL
Wheels of the World
JBC
Rainy Day
OMcD 1
Pride of Rathmore
PoNY
Played beforeOn Albums
Tom Ward's Downfall
ADB, GOC 2
Old Concertina Reel
JCnly 1
Maid behind the Bar
JRSLCB 2
Cup of Tea
CrssCl
Drowsy Maggie
BICM
John Dwyer's
JLavelle
Templehouse
KHys 2
Martin Wynne's No. 3
PoNY
Abbey Reel
CFF 6

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 #127 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1. [available]
As tune #27 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #15 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 65 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 116 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #339 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
In [LM] L[arry]. E. McCullough. ? [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): 1960