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Tune ID#2492 (John McGinley's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of John McGinley'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 KOS (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
John McGinley's / John Doherty's / John Doherty's Reel / Ríl Sheáin Uí Dhochartaigh / The Harvest Moon (compare Petticoat Loop #1575) (composed by John Mhosai McGinley)
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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.

Click play below to hear the first 12 seconds.
Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~198114#1
[KOS] James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien, Daithi Sproule. Traditional Music of Ireland. James Kelly (fiddle), Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Daithi Sproule (vocals, guitar).
~19918#2
[PG 2] Paddy Glackin. Rabharta Ceoil. In Full Spate. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Dónal Lunny (bouzouki, guitar, bodhrán).
~20007#3
[VCJL] Verena Commins and Julie Langan. Fonnchaoi. Verena Commins (accordion, piano), Julie Langan (fiddle).
200414#1
[RogRd] Jason O'Rourke and Ruadhraí O'Kane. Roguery Road. Jason O'Rourke (concertina), Ruadhraí O'Kane (fiddle). For this tune: (Bb/F concertina), (fiddle).
~20093#2
[SMcK] Skip McKinley. Fairy Tales. Skip McKinley (flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Old Peter Street
PG 2
Jenny Picking Cockles
VCJL
Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore
SMcK
Played beforeOn Albums
Antrim Rose
KOS
Hand Me down the Tackle
PG 2
Maids in the Meadow
RogRd
Tie the Bonnet
SMcK

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 #177 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As reel #88 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [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): 1979