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Tune ID#2678 (Ryan's Rant)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Ryan's Rant about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording TPtts (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel24ABBG Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Ryan's Rant / Ryans Rant (3rd in set Trundle's on LzKnls 2) (also 1st part doubled or both parts singled, also in A Dorian or C Dorian or E Dorian or F# Minor)
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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).
197118#1
[TPtts] Tommy Potts. The Liffey Banks. Tommy Potts (fiddle).
~1981A.1#2
[SA] James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien, Daithi Sproule. Spring in the Air. James Kelly (fiddle), Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Daithi Sproule (guitar, vocals).
~198115#2
[KOS] James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien, Daithi Sproule. Traditional Music of Ireland. James Kelly (fiddle), Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Daithi Sproule (vocals, guitar).
20006#2
[RBys 2] Randal Bays. The Salmon's Leap. Randal Bays (fiddle, guitar).
20048#2
[LYK 2] The Kane Sisters. Under the Diamond. Liz Kane (fiddle), Yvonne Kane (fiddle).
~20046#1
[TTItself] Maeve Donnelly and Peadar O'Loughlin. The Thing Itself. Maeve Donnelly (fiddle), Peadar O'Loughlin (flute).
20062#1
[MOR 2] Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. Inside Out. Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina).
~201013#3
[LzKnls 2] Liz Knowles. Making Time. Liz Knowles (fiddle, strings).
~20115#2
[BODFam] Bríd O'Donohue and Family. Cliabhán an Dúchais. Bríd O'Donohue (flute, whistle), Seán O'Brien (flute), Eibhlís O'Brien (pipes), Deirdre O'Brien (harp), Liam O'Brien (concertina), Sinéad O'Brien (fiddle). For this tune: Liam O'Brien (concertina).
20134#3
[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).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Man of the House
SA, KOS
First Hard Rain
RBys 2
Fahey's
LYK 2
Paddy Fahey's #25
LzKnls 2
Phyllis's Birthday
BODFam
Carraigín Ruadh
Tda 5
Played beforeOn Albums
Hut in the Bog
LYK 2
Eileen Curran
TTItself
Corney Is Coming
MOR 2
Culfodda Reel
BODFam

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1971