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Tune ID#2430 (Commodore)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Commodore about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording TWR (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Commodore, The (4th in Last Night's Fun Set on CTL 8) (composed by Brendan Mulvihill and Billy McComiskey)
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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).
~19858#4
[TWR] Mick Moloney, Jimmy Keane, Robbie O'Connell with Liz Carroll. There Were Roses. Mick Moloney (vocals, banjo, mandolin, guitar), Jimmy Keane (piano accordion, vocals), Robbie O'Connell (vocals, guitar).
19981#2
[JKn 5] James Keane. Sweeter as the Years Roll By. James Keane (accordion).
200013#4
[CTL 8] Cherish the Ladies. The Girls Won't Leave the Boys Alone. Joanie Madden (whistle, flute, vocals), Mary Coogan (guitar, banjo, mandolin), Donna Long (piano, keyboards, vocals), Mary Rafferty (accordion, concertina, whistle), Deirdre Connolly (vocals, whistle, flute), Liz Knowles (fiddle).
~20003#2
[VCJL] Verena Commins and Julie Langan. Fonnchaoi. Verena Commins (accordion, piano), Julie Langan (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Priest's Boots
TWR
Mrs. Crotty's Christening
JKn 5
Dark-Haired Lass
CTL 8
Paddy Canny's Toast
VCJL
Played beforeOn Albums
Charleston Reel
TWR
Ballymahon Reel
JKn 5
Tap the Barrel
VCJL

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): 1985