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Tune ID#2297 (Matt Peoples)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Matt Peoples about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MBP (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Matt Peoples / Matt Peoples' / Matt Peoples' Reel / Matt People's Reel / Matt Molloy's / Ríl an Eargail / Ríl na hEaragaile / Errigal / The Errigal Reel (1st in set Matt Peoples on MBP; 1st in set The Glen Road to Carrick on Fdl 1; 3rd in set Mayor Harrison's Fedora on MMcAly 2) (also in E or D) (compare fling Gurren's Castle #781)
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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).
19771#1
[MBP] Matt Molloy, Paul Brady, Tommy Peoples. Matt Molloy. Paul Brady. Tommy Peoples. Matt Molloy (flute), Paul Brady (guitar, vocals), Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
~19791#3
[KB Pr] Kevin Burke, Mícheál Ó Domhnaill. Promenade. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar, piano).
~19977#3
[CKeane 2] Conor Keane. Oidhreacht. Conor Keane (accordion).
199817#3
[Chlr 1] Chulrua. Barefoot on the Altar. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Tim Britton (pipes, flute, whistle), Pat Egan (guitar, vocals).
20005#2
[KC 2] Kevin Crawford. In Good Company. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle). For this tune: with Martin Hayes (fiddle).
~20082#1
[SMTOD] Stéphanie Makem and Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn. Ceol is Píob. Stéphanie Makem (vocals), Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn (pipes).
~200815#1
[Fdl 1] Ciarán Ó Maonaigh, Aidan O'Donnell. Fidil. Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (fiddle), Aidan O'Donnell (fiddle).
~20101#2
[DShrdn 1] Dave Sheridan. Drivin' Leitrim Timber. Dave Sheridan (flute, guitar). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~20116#2
[StryGoes] Seán Tyrrell, Kevin Glackin, Ronan Browne. And So the Story Goes . . .. Seán Tyrrell (banjo, mandolin, mandola, mandocello, mandobass, tenor guitar, vocals), Kevin Glackin (fiddle), Ronan Browne (pipes, flute, whistle, bodhrán).
~20161#3
[MMcAly 2] Mick McAuley. Highs and Bellows. Mick McAuley (accordion, vocals, guitar).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Glen of Aherlow
KB Pr
Reel of Mullinavat
CKeane 2
Old Woman of the House
Chlr 1
Bag of Spuds
KC 2
Letterkenny Blacksmith
DShrdn 1
Miss Lyall's
StryGoes
Convenience Reel
MMcAly 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Matt Peoples
MBP
Glen Road to Carrick
Fdl 1
Dandy Dinny Cronin
SMTOD
Famous Ballymote
DShrdn 1
Nine Points of Roguery
StryGoes

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 #237 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
As tune #19 in volume 4 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #121 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
On page 41 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
As tune #40 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 68 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #203 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #205 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. [available]
As reel #154 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): 1968