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Tune ID#2521 (Dinny O'Brien's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Dinny O'Brien'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 MGm (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Dinny O'Brien's / Dinny O'Brien's Reel / Ríl Dinny O'Brien / Dinny O'Brien / Dinny O'Briens / The Last House in Connaught / The Last House of Connaght / John Bowe's (2nd in set Dinny O'Brien's Reels on KCB 3) (composed by Paddy O'Brien the elder, of Tipperary, in the early 1940s)

cd Discography

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. Performers (instruments). Go to album
~19592.21#2
[MGm] Michael Gorman. The Sligo Champion. The Fiddle Music of County Sligo. Michael Gorman (fiddle, vocals). For this tune: Michael Gorman (fiddle), Jimmy Power (fiddle).
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~19602.3#1
[JV] John Vesey. Sligo Fiddler. John Vesey (fiddle).
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~19711.7#1
[FTIM] Festival of Traditional Irish [Music]. Discs 7 and 8 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Na Fili [presumably Matt Cranitch (fiddle), Tomas O Canainn (accordion), Tom Barry (whistle)].
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~19747#3
[KCB 3] [The Kilfenora Ceili Band]. [The Kilfenora Céilí Band].
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19784#1
[KKgn] Kevin Keegan. The Music of Kevin Keegan. Kevin Keegan (accordion). For this tune: with (banjo?), (piano).
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~19794#2
[FR] Joe Burke, Andy McGann, and Felix Dolan. The Funny Reel. Traditional Music of Ireland. Joe Burke (accordion), Andy McGann (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano).
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~199113#1
[PG 2] Paddy Glackin. Rabharta Ceoil. In Full Spate. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Dónal Lunny (bouzouki, guitar, bodhrán).
Go to Album
~19938#2
[CPO] Eileen O'Brien and Willie Fogarty. The Compositions of Paddy O'Brien. Eileen O'Brien (fiddle), Willie Fogarty (accordion). For this tune: Eileen O'Brien (fiddle).
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~199617#2
[JB 4] Joe Burke, Charlie Lennon. The Bucks of Oranmore. Joe Burke (accordion), Charlie Lennon (piano).
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19997#1
[MCnnly] Mick Conneely. Selkie. Mick Conneely (fiddle, bouzouki).
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199911#1
[Dnu 2] Danú. Think before You Think. Tom Doorley (flute, whistle), Eamon Doorley (bouzouki, mandola), Brendan McCarthy (accordion), Jesse Smith (fiddle, viola), Noel Ryan (guitar), Donnchadh Gough (bodhrán, pipes), Ciarán Ó Gealbháin (vocals).
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~19996#2
[CNea 1] Colin Nea. The Pure Box. Colin Nea (accordion). For this tune: with Joe Finn (pipes), Aidan McMahon (fiddle).
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~200211#3
[JFtg] Joe Fitzgerald. Hills of Clare. Joe Fitzgerald (accordion).
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20131#1
[Tda 5] Téada. Ainneoin na Stoirme. In Spite of the Storm. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, piano, keyboard), Séamus Begley (vocals, melodeon), Paul Finn (accordion, concertina), Damien Stenson (flute), Seán Mc Elwain (guitar, bouzouki, bass guitar), Tristan Rosenstock (bodhrán). For this tune: Oisín (fiddle).
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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 very similar to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
On page 62 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
On page 103 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [available]
As reel #126 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #55 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
As tune #318 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
On page 21 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #177 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): 1959