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Tune ID#2347 (Jim Coleman's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Jim Coleman'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 ST KCF (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel24ABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Jim Coleman's / Jim Colemans / Seamus Tansey's / Tansey's (1st in set Jim Colemans Reels on ST KCF; 3rd in set Jim Colemans, also spelled Jim Coleman's Set on Drv 3; 2nd in set Jim Coleman's on Drv 4) (also singled or entirely doubled) (composed by Jim Coleman)
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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).
~19762#1
[ST KCF] Séamus Tansey. King of the Concert Flute. Remastered. Séamus Tansey (flute).
~1981A.3#1
[SA] James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien, Daithi Sproule. Spring in the Air. James Kelly (fiddle), Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Daithi Sproule (guitar, vocals).
~198117#1
[KOS] James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien, Daithi Sproule. Traditional Music of Ireland. James Kelly (fiddle), Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Daithi Sproule (vocals, guitar).
~19963#3
[Drv 3] Dervish. At the End of the Day. Cathy Jordan (vocals, bodhrán, bones), Shane Mc Aleer (fiddle), Liam Kelly (flute, whistle, vocals), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Michael Holmes (bouzouki), Brian McDonagh (mandola, bassola, mandolin, guitar).
19972.16#2
[Drv 4] Dervish. Live in Palma. Cathy Jordan (vocals), Liam Kelly (flute), Shane McAleer (fiddle), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Brian McDonagh (mandola, guitar), Micheal Holmes (bouzouki).
~19999#1
[BRny 1] Brian Rooney. The Godfather. Brian Rooney (fiddle).
~20029#1
[MaRaf] Mary Rafferty. Hand-Me-Downs. Mary Rafferty (accordion, concertina, flute, whistle). For this tune: (accordion).
201215#1
[CtNGn] Caitlín Nic Gabhann. Caitlín. Caitlín Nic Gabhann (concertina, dance).
~20139#2
[HB 4] Harry Bradley. The First of May. Harry Bradley (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute), with Colm Gannon (accordion).
201513#3
[LKPD] Liam Kelly and Philip Duffy. Sets in Stone. Liam Kelly (flute), Philip Duffy (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Youghal Quay
Drv 3
Miss Johnstone's Mazurka
Drv 4
Jackie Coleman's No. 2
HB 4
Drogheda Lasses
LKPD
Played beforeOn Albums
Molly from Longford
SA, KOS
Controversial Reel
Drv 3, Drv 4
Flowers of Red Hill
ST KCF
Kilfenora Reel
BRny 1
Barge Inn
MaRaf
McGettrick's
CtNGn

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): 1976