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Tune ID#2153 (Eleanor Neary's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Eleanor Neary's about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording DD 7 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBF# Minor
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Eleanor Neary's / Eileen O'Neill (1st in set De Dannan's on JCt 5) (could also be described as in the relative A Major; also in E Minor/G Major) (composed by Eleanor Neary)
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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).
~19875#1
[DD 7] De Dannan. Ballroom. Dolores Keane (vocals), Frankie Gavin (fiddle, viola, flute, whistle, piano), Martin O'Connor (accordion), Johnny (Ringo) McDonagh (bodhrán, bones, triangles), Caroline Lavelle (cello, vocals), Alec Finn (guitar, bouzouki).
~200512#1
[JCt 5] John Carty. I Will If I Can. John Carty (banjo, guitar, fiddle). For this tune: (guitar).
~20099#1
[KClns 2] Kathleen Collins. My Book of Songs. Kathleen Collins (fiddle). For this tune: with Dan Collins (fiddle).
~20108#1
[MoMad] Brendan Begley and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. A Moment of Madness. Brendan Begley (accordion), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle, hardanger fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Miller of Drohan
DD 7, JCt 5
Harp & Shamrock
KClns 2
Father Dollard's Hornpipe
MoMad

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1987