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Tune ID#2544 (Denis O'Keeffe's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Denis O'Keeffe'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 BgCn (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars4-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slide32AABBA Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Denis O'Keeffe's / Denis O Keeffe's / Dinny O'Keeffes / Eibhlín ni Riordáin's [Eileen O'Riordan's] / The Barna Slide / The Barna (3rd in set Kings of Kerry on BgCn; for 4th figure of Mealagh Valley Jig Set on MISD 6; for Ballyvourney Jig Set on MISD 7) (also in G) (the difference between this tune and Denis O'Keeffe's #3128 is small but consistent; only the version on FlgMem sits ambiguously between the two)
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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).
~19962#3
[BgCn] Séamus Begley and Stephen Cooney. Meitheal. Séamus Begley (accordion, vocals), Stephen Cooney (guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion, ditjeridú).
~19962.8#2
[MISD 6] Donncha Lynch Trio. The Magic of Irish Set Dancing. Vol. 6. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogán Lynch (concertina), Donncha Lynch Jr. (guitar).
~1996A.7#2
[MISD 7] Donncha Lynch Trio. The Magic of Irish Set Dancing. Vol. 7. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogán Lynch (concertina), Donncha Lynch Jr. (guitar).
19978#2
[OAces] O'Aces. Ón Oíche go Maidin. Martin Dowling (fiddle), Davy Maguire (flute), Jason O'Rourke (concertina), Kevin Dorris (bouzouki), Paul McSherry (guitar).
200018#6 (4:17)
[ACB 1] The Abbey Céilí Band. Bruach an tSuláin. Ger Murphy (accordion), Andrew O'Connell (fiddle), Liam Forde (banjo), Micheál Creedon (bass, keyboards).
200219#2
[DLB] Donncha Lynch Band. Timmy 'the Brit' McCarthy's Set Dances of Cork and Kerry. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogan Lynch (concertina), Ronan Lynch (fiddle), Donncha Lynch, Jr. (guitar).
20033#3
[CSmth] Chris Smith with Roger Landes and Randal Bays. Coyotebanjo. Chris Smith (banjo, mandola, mandolin, field organ), Roger Landes (bouzouki), Randal Bays (fiddle).
~20112#2
[FlgMem] Andrew Mac Namara, Orla Harrington, Jim Higgins. Flagstone Memories. Orla Harrington (fiddle), Andrew Mac Namara (accordion), Jim Higgins (piano, percussion).

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Cúil Aodha
MISD 6, MISD 7, DLB
Lisheen
BgCn
If I Had a Wife
OAces
Kilfenora Jig
ACB 1
Denis Murphy's Slide
CSmth
Skyeman's Jig
FlgMem
Played beforeOn Albums
Kings of Kerry
MISD 7, BgCn, DLB
Billy O'Rourke Is the Boy
OAces, ACB 1

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 #83 in volume 4 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As slide #11 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): 1974