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Tune ID#2364 (Tam Lin)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Tam Lin about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SnugBl (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Minor
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Tam Lin / The Tamlin / Tamlin / The Howling Wind / Glasgow Reel / The Glasgow Reel / Edinborough Reel / Edinburgh Reel (also in A) (composed by Davey Arthur)
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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).
~19936#3
[SnugBl] Paddy O'Brien, Jamie Gans, Daithi Sproule. Snug in the Blanket. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Jamie Gans (fiddle), Daithi Sproule (guitar).
200016#1
[ACB 1] The Abbey Céilí Band. Bruach an tSuláin. Ger Murphy (accordion), Andrew O'Connell (fiddle), Liam Forde (banjo), Micheál Creedon (bass, keyboards).
200710#3
[Aths 1] Áthas. Áthas. Heather Lewin-Tiarks (fiddle, viola, cello), Amy Richter (bodhrán, djembe, whistle), Jeff Ksiazek (guitar, whistle, flute). For this tune: Heather (fiddle).
~20071#2
[GCB 2] The Glenside. Take the Floor with The Glenside. Tom Flood (accordion), Johnny Duffy (banjo), Moyra Fraser (keyboard, vocals), Aidan Flood (drums).
200817#2
[LRCB] Lough Ree Ceili Band. Keep 'er Lit. Live from Spanish Point. Johnnie Duffy (banjo), Brendan Doyle (accordion), Liz Ryan (piano), Colin Butler (drums).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Paddy Murphy's Wife
SnugBl
Mountain Road
Aths 1
Mason's Apron
GCB 2
Seán sa Cheo
LRCB
Played beforeOn Albums
Pinch of Snuff
ACB 1
Jenny's Chickens
GCB 2
Jean's Reel
LRCB

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.
On page 63 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 63 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 63 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On pages 106-107 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #328 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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): 1993