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Tune ID#2636 (Callaghan's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Callaghan'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 POK (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Callaghan's / O'Callaghan's / The Doon Reel / Ríl an Dúna / O'Keefe's / The Kerry Reel (as Gan Ainm on CKeane 1; 3rd in set Eilis on Stpkt) (also in G Major or D Mixolydian, also doubled) (this tune differs consistently from Bonny Bunch of Ferns #190 only in the last two bars; also compare Chorus Reel #319)
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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).
19491#2
[POK] Pádraig O'Keeffe. The Sliabh Luachra Fiddle Master. Pádraig O'Keeffe (fiddle).
195212#2
[KF] Padraig O'Keefe, Denis Murphy, Julia Clifford. Kerry Fiddles. Padraig O'Keefe (fiddle), Denis Murphy (fiddle), Julia Clifford (fiddle). For this tune: Murphy, Clifford.
195215#2
[RshMtn] The Rushy Mountain. Denis Murphy (fiddle), Julia Clifford (fiddle).
~196911#2
[SatG] Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford. The Star above the Garter. Fiddle music from Kerry, played by Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford. Denis Murphy (fiddle), Julia Clifford (fiddle).
19868#1
[MCnnlly] Martin Connolly and Maureen Glynn. The Fort of Kincora. Martin Connolly (accordion), Maureen Glynn (piano, fiddle).
~19936#3
[CKeane 1] Conor Keane. Cooley's House. Conor Keane (accordion). For this tune: with Kevin Griffin (banjo).
19996#2
[AMacN 1] Andrew Mac Namara. Dawn. Andrew Mac Namara (accordion).
20029#3
[Stpkt] Steampacket. Homecoming. Stephan Schneider (fiddle), Tina Fastje (fiddle), Claus Steinort (flute), Rolf Wagels (bodhrán), Andreas Lassak (guitar, bass).
~200210#4
[PS 8] Patrick Street. Street Life. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Ged Foley (guitar, vocals), Andy Irvine (bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica, vocals).
~20071#3
[ATrgs 1] Athena Tergis. A Letter Home. Athena Tergis (fiddle).
~200913#3
[LmKlly] Liam Kelly. Sweetwood. Liam Kelly (flute, whistle). For this tune: (Eb whistle).
20131#2
[MMcHugh] Martin McHugh. The Master's Choice. Martin McHugh (accordion). For this tune: with Laura (whistle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Galtee Rangers
KF, RshMtn
Quinn's
POK
Lady on the Island
SatG
Miss McGuiness
CKeane 1
Gillespie's
AMacN 1
Charlie Lennon's No. 4
Stpkt
House on the Hill
PS 8
Ownie Davy's
ATrgs 1
[untitled]
LmKlly
My Love Is in America
MMcHugh
Played beforeOn Albums
Silver Spear
KF, RshMtn
Woman of the House
POK
Curlews
Stpkt
Margaree Reel
ATrgs 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.
On page 13 of [IFMCK] Drew Beisswenger. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. [available]
As tune #270 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
As tune #47 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #295 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [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): 1949