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Tune ID#2689 (Jack Roe's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Jack Roe'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 GdMxr (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Jack Roe's / Jack Roe / Jack Rowe's Reel / Sean McGuires / Dwyers (as Gan Ainm on JK 3; 2nd in set Palmer's Gate on Drv 5)
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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).
~19898#1
[GdMxr] Noel O Grady, Henry Benagh, John Carty, Marcus Hernon. The Good Mixer.
~19961#2
[JK 3] James Kelly. Traditional Irish Music. James Kelly (fiddle).
~19995#2
[Drv 5] Dervish. Midsummer's Night. Cathy Jordan (vocals, bodhrán, bones), Tom Morrow (fiddle, viola, vocals), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Liam Kelly (flute, whistle), Séamus O'Dowd (guitar, fiddle, harmonica, vocals), Michael Holmes (bouzouki), Brian McDonagh (mandola, mandolin, vocals).
~20027#3
[PJCJC] P.J. Crotty, Carol Cullinan, James Cullinan. Happy to Meet. P.J. Crotty (flute), James Cullinan (fiddle), Carol Cullinan (piano).
~20041#1
[TTItself] Maeve Donnelly and Peadar O'Loughlin. The Thing Itself. Maeve Donnelly (fiddle), Peadar O'Loughlin (flute).
20066#1
[MMrch 2] Marcas Ó Murchú. Turas Ceoil. Marcas Ó Murchú (flute, whistle). For this tune: (D flute), with Seána Agnew (flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Lads of Laois
JK 3
Mick O'Connor's
Drv 5
Johnny McGoohan's
PJCJC
Played beforeOn Albums
John McGrath's
GdMxr
Johnny Mhosai's Reel
JK 3
Palmer's Gate
Drv 5
Jerry McMahon's Reel
TTItself
Ballinamore Reel
MMrch 2

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 reel #196 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [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): 1989