Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#266 (Callaghan's Reel)
about these two bars
Basic musical information on this tune.
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given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Callaghan's Reel / O'Callaghan's Reel / Ríl Uí Cheallacháin / Denis Murphy's / Donncha Ó Murchú / Now She's Purring / The Concert Reel (1st in set Callaghan's Reel on PitS and on ItS; 2nd in set Concert Reel on FG 2) (also doubled)
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.
to hear the first 12 seconds.
|[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments).
[PitS] Paddy in the Smoke. Con Curtin (fiddle), Denis McMahon (fiddle).
[ItS] In the Smoke. Con Curtin (fiddle), Denis McMahon (fiddle).
[FG 1] Frankie Gavin and Alec Finn. Frankie Gavin and Alec Finn. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, whistle), Alec Finn (bouzouki).
[JDSC] Jackie Daly, Séamus Creagh. Jackie Daly. Séamus Creagh. Jackie Daly (accordion), Séamus Creagh (fiddle).
[StWing 1] Stockton's Wing. Stockton's Wing. Jigs, Reels & Songs. Maurice Lennon (fiddle), Tommy Hayes (bodhrán, jew's harp), Kieran Hanrahan (banjo, harmonica, bouzouki), Paul Roche (flute, whistle), Tony Callanan (vocals, guitar, bouzouki). For this tune: 1st time Paul (flute).
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.
|As tune #131 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. |
|As tune #3 in volume 4 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols. |
|As tune #34 in [P50] Brian and Eithne Vallely. Play 50 Reels. |
|As reel #42 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music. |
|As tune #133 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. |
|As tune #102 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. |
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): 1966