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Tune ID#2400 (Ballyoran)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Ballyoran about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording FlgDub (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe48AABBCCG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Ballyoran, The / Ballyoran / The Ballyoran Hornpipe (composed by Seán Ryan)
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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).
~19742.19#1
[JV] John Vesey. Sligo Fiddler. John Vesey (fiddle). For this tune: The John Vesey Trio: John Vesey (fiddle), Canice Fahy (flute), Tom Standeven (pipes).
~19782.8#1
[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: Michael (pipes).
~197924#1
[GP] The Gentlemen Pipers. Classic Recordings of Irish Traditional Piping. Michael O'Brien [later known as:] Mick O'Brien.
~19992.13#2
[WFO 1] Wooden Flute Obsession. Hanz Araki (flute).
~20029#1
[JFtg] Joe Fitzgerald. Hills of Clare. Joe Fitzgerald (accordion).
~200414#1
[MRaf] Mike Rafferty. Speed 78. Mike Rafferty (flute, pipes). For this tune: Joe (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Plains of Boyle
WFO 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Cuckoo
JFtg

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 #69 in volume 4 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
On page 15 of [SR] Brian Ryan. The Hidden Ireland. The First Selection of Irish Traditional Compositions of Seán Ryan. [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): 1974