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Tune ID#2160 (John D. McGurk's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of John D. McGurk'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 BBow 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
John D. McGurk's (2nd in set John D. McGurk's on BBow 2) (composed by Jackie Daly)
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Discography cd

Here is the sole recording of this tune considering only the indexed recordings.

Click play below to hear the first 12 seconds.
Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
19871#2
[BBow 2] Buttons and Bows. The First Month of Summer. Séamus McGuire (fiddle, viola), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion, concertina, whistle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
John D. McGurk's
BBow 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Blacksmith's Reel
BBow 2

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