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Tune ID#2020 (Victory Reel)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Victory 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 Ev (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Victory Reel, The / Victory Reel / The Victory / Monday Morning / Miss McDonald's Reel / Iníon Mhic Dhónaill (1st in set The Game of Love on Drv 2)
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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).
~19791#1
[Ev] Kevin Burke and Jackie Daly. Eavesdropper. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion, concertina).
~199511#1
[Drv 2] Dervish. Playing with Fire. Cathy Jordan (vocals, bodhrán, bones), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Shane Mc Aleer (fiddle), Liam Kelly (flute, whistle, vocals), Brian Mc Donagh (mandola, mandolin, guitar, vocals, bassola), Michael Holmes (bouzouki, guitar).
~20052.16#2
[WFO 3] Wooden Flute Obsession 3. John Rynne (flute).
20146#1
[LLses 5] The London Lasses and Chris O'Malley. The One I Loved the Best. Karen Ryan (fiddle, mandola, banjo, whistle), Elaine Conwell (fiddle), Elma McElligott (flute, whistle, saxophone, backing vocal), Brogan McAuliffe (concertina), Brona McVittie (vocal, harp), Chris O'Malley (piano, guitar). For this tune: Elma (saxophone).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Pigeon on the Gate
WFO 3
Played beforeOn Albums
London Lasses
Ev
Game of Love
Drv 2
London Lasses
WFO 3
Humours of Tulla
LLses 5

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 #1525 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
On page 156 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #134 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As reel #666 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): 1903