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Tune ID#2049 (West Wind)

Transcription of first 2 bars of West Wind about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JJK (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel24ABCG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
West Wind, The / An Ghaoth Aniar (compare Colonel Fraser #360 and compare 1st part with James Ryan's Favourite)
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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).
19731#1
[WC 2] Willie Clancy. The Pipering of Willie Clancy. Volume 1. Willie Clancy (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
~19738#1
[JJK] John and James Kelly with Michael Crehan and Michael Gavin. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. James Kelly (fiddle), John Kelly (fiddle). For this tune: with Michael Crehan (pipes).
~20024#1
[RBPOL 2] Ronan Browne and Peter O'Loughlin. Touch Me If You Dare. Ronan Browne (pipes, flute), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle, flute). For this tune: (pipes), (fiddle).
~201317#1
[ForGems] Peter Carberry and Pádraig McGovern. Forgotten Gems. Peter Carberry (accordion), Pádraig McGovern (B pipes, D pipes).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Seán Reid's
WC 2
Gorman's
JJK
Flogging Reel
RBPOL 2
Broomstick
ForGems

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 #72 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1. [available]
As tune #33 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
As reel #348 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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): 1963