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Tune ID#2693 (An Trí is a Rian)

Transcription of first 2 bars of An Trí is a Rian 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 ?
Hornpipe32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
An Trí is a Rian / An Tri is a Rian / An Tí is a Rian / The Sands / The Saids / Miss McLeod's Hornpipe / James Morrison's / John Quinn's (2) (2nd in set John Quinn's on POK) (also in A) (compare 1st part with 1st part of Miss McLeod's #1310)
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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).
194812#2
[POK] Pádraig O'Keeffe. The Sliabh Luachra Fiddle Master. Pádraig O'Keeffe (fiddle).
~19964#1
[JK 3] James Kelly. Traditional Irish Music. James Kelly (fiddle).
~199810#1
[DAttic] Damp in the Attic. I Was ...... Flyin It. P.J. King (accordion), Martin Murray (fiddle, viola, mandolin), Cyril O'Donoghue (vocals, bouzouki, guitar).
20029#2
[BBg 3] Brendan Begley. It Could Be a Good Night Yet! Oíche go Maidean. Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich/Brendan Begley (accordion, vocals). For this tune: (C#/D accordion).
~200412#1
[Ovld] Randal Bays and Dáithí Sproule. Overland. Randal Bays (fiddle, guitar), Dáithí Sproule (guitar, vocals).
20105#2
[MCrJD 1] Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly. The Living Stream. Matt Cranitch (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Wicklow Hornpipe
POK
Mary Mac's
BBg 3
Callaghan's
MCrJD 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Man from Barnagrove
JK 3
Gillespie's
DAttic
Corney Drew's Hornpipe
BBg 3
Ballymahon Reel
Ovld

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 29 of [IFMCK] Drew Beisswenger. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. [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): 1948