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Tune ID#2070 (Widow's Daughter)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Widow's Daughter about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording ECst (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Widow's Daughter, The / Iníon na Baintrí / McFadden's Reel / Ríl Mhic Pháidín / Mc Fadden's / Andy McGann's / Galway Races (2nd in set The Snow Reels on AKG 2) (also doubled)
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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).
~197712#1
[ECst] Traditional Irish Music in America. The East Coast. Brian Conway (fiddle), Tony de Marco (fiddle).
199314#3
[MOK] Máire O'Keeffe. Cóisir. House Party. Máire O'Keeffe (fiddle).
~19968#2
[ECotter] Eamonn Cotter. Traditional Irish Music from County Clare. Eamonn Cotter (flute).
~20031#2
[CarbQ 1] Angelina Carberry and Martin Quinn. Angelina Carberry and Martin Quinn. Angelina Carberry (banjo), Martin Quinn (accordion, melodeon).
~20071#3
[RdOnly] Brian McNamara and Tim Collins. Reed Only. Brian McNamara (pipes), Tim Collins (concertina).
~20143#2
[AKG 2] Alan Kelly Gang. The Last Bell. Rathcoole Sessions. Alan Kelly (piano accordion), Steph Geremia (flute, vocals, saxophone, whistle), Alasdair White (fiddle), Tony Byrne (guitar), Manus Lunny (bouzouki, guitar, harmony vocals). For this tune: 1st time Alan.

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Colonel McBain
MOK
Bridie's JoyECotter
Mc Carthy's Reel
CarbQ 1
Small Hills of Offaly
RdOnly
Played beforeOn Albums
Flogging Reel
ECst

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 #100 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As reel #176 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As reel #51 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [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): 1977