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Tune ID#2396 (Lucky in Love)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Lucky in Love about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JMcK (1934) (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Lucky in Love / Ádh an Ghrá / Oh, Gang with Me to Yon Town / I'll Gang Nae Mair to Yon Toon (2nd in set Duke of Leinster on JMcK; 3rd in set John McKenna's Reels on WyndTrn) (also doubled) (compare La Belle Pauline included here on JOS 2, compare Pope's Toe #1606, and compare 1st part with 1st part of Hold the Reins #840 and with 1st part of Dublin Lads #5145)
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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).
~19231.22#2
[JMcK] John McKenna. The Music and Life of John McKenna. 'The Buck from the Mountain'. John McKenna (flute, whistle, lilting, vocals). For this tune: (F flute).
19342.6#1
[JMcK] John McKenna. The Music and Life of John McKenna. 'The Buck from the Mountain'. John McKenna (flute, whistle, lilting, vocals). For this tune: (flute).
~19781.4#2
[FlgDub] Paddy Glackin, Mick Gavin, Michael O'Brien. The Flags of Dublin. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Mick Gavin (flute), Michael O'Brien [known later as:] Mick O'Brien (pipes). For this tune: Mick (flute).
~19812.8#2
[LinL] Charlie Lennon and Mick O'Connor. Lucky in Love. Charlie Lennon (fiddle), Mick O'Connor (flute).
~19868#2
[HMSP] Joe Burke, Michael Cooney, Terry Corcoran. Happy to Meet and Sorry to Part. Joe Burke (accordion), Michael Cooney (pipes, whistle), Terry Corcoran (guitar, vocals).
199011#1
[COG 1] Conal O Gráda. The Top of Coom. Conal Ó Gráda (flute).
~199612#2
[GOh] Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin. Traditional Music from Clare and Beyond. Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin (concertina, whistle). For this tune: (C whistle).
~19976#3
[WyndTrn] Dan Healy and Ciaran O'Raghallaigh. The Wyndy Turn. Dan Healy (flute), Ciaran O Raghallaigh (fiddle). For this tune: (flute).
~19981#2
[JOS 2] Jerry O'Sullivan. The Gift. Jerry O'Sullivan (pipes, whistle, Scottish smallpipes, Irish warpipes). For this tune: (pipes), with Séamus Connolly (fiddle).
20001.11#1
[LaL] Lámh ar Lámh. Many Hands. Patsy Hanley (flute).
~200113#2
[HOP] Claire Byrne, Darragh Murphy, Barry Kerr, Patrick Davey. The Humours of Piping. Claire Byrne (pipes), Darragh Murphy (pipes), Barry Kerr (pipes), Patrick Davey (pipes). For this tune: Darragh.
~20019#2
[JoeMcK] Joe McKenna. The Irish Low Whistle. Joe McKenna (whistle, pipes, keyboards, piano). For this tune: (low F whistle), with Mary Bergin (high F whistle).
~20031#2
[MMlvy] Mick Mulvey. Within a Mile o' Jamestown. Mick Mulvey (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~20041.5#3
[WFO 2] Wooden Flute Obsession 2. Brian Lennon (flute).
200812#3
[RedW] The Red Wellies. The Red Wellies. Claudine "Beanie" Odell (fiddle), Duncan Wickel (fiddle, pipes), Vincent Fogarty (bouzouki).
~200813#3
[HiBs 1] The HiBs. 40 Acre Notch. Jode Dowling (fiddle), Kate Dowling (whistle, flute). For this tune: Kate (flute).
~20116#2
[Bua 3] Bua. Down the Green Fields. Devin Shepherd (fiddle), Sean Gavin (flute, pipes, whistle), Brían Ó hAirt (vocals, concertina, dance), Brian Miller (guitar, bouzouki).
20123#1
[CtNGn] Caitlín Nic Gabhann. Caitlín. Caitlín Nic Gabhann (concertina, dance).
201211#3
[JKn 7] James Keane. Heir of the Dog. James Keane (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Happy Days of Youth
WyndTrn, WFO 2, Bua 3
Duke of Leinster
JMcK
Blackthorn Stick
FlgDub
Mullin's Fancy
LinL
Kitty Gone a Milking
HMSP
Over the Moor to Maggie
GOh
McGovern's Favourite
JOS 2
Michael Creamer's
JoeMcK
Wedding Reel
HOP
Kiss the Maid behind the Barrel
MMlvy
Humours of Westport
RedW
Fair Wind
HiBs 1
Galtee Reel
JKn 7
Played beforeOn Albums
Bloom of Youth
JMcK, WyndTrn, LaL, MMlvy
McFadden's
LinL
Corney Is Coming
HMSP
Free and Easy
COG 1
Trip to Windsor
JOS 2
Bag of Potatoes
CtNGn

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 #20 in volume 2 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As reel #71 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As reel #186 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): 1923