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Tune ID#270 (Cameronian Reel)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Cameronian Reel about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording PJConlon (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Cameronian Reel, The / Cameronian Reel / The Cameronian / Cameronian / [misspelled as:] Camaronian / [misspelled as:] Camaronion / The Cameronians / Carey's Dream / Aisling Uí Chiardha / The Pidgeon on the Gate / Roger's Fancy (3rd in set The Kincora on KCB 6) (also 1st part single, also singled with a 3rd part, in book WC) (compare The Bantry Lasses #5071)
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cd Discography

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. Performers (instruments). Go to album
19211.21#1
[PJConlon] Peter J. Conlon. The Genius of Peter Conlon. 78 RPM Recordings from 1917-1929. Peter J. Conlon (melodeon).
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~197413#1
[JD 5] John Doherty. The Floating Bow. John Doherty (fiddle).
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197719#1
[JD 4] John Doherty. Bundle and Go. John Doherty (fiddle).
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~19802#1
[DD 3] Dé Danann. Mist Covered Mountain. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, viola, whistle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Charlie Piggott (banjo, mandolin, steel guitar), Alec Finn (bouzouki, mandocello, steel guitar), Johnny 'Ringo' McDonagh (bodhrán, bones).
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~19861.6#2
[RtH] Round the House. Music for the Sets - Vol. 1. Séamus Meehan (piano accordion), Paul O'Shaughessy (fiddle).
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19873#1
[WmSullvn] William Sullivan. Traditional Irish Music. William Sullivan (accordion).
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19935#3
[CTL 4] Cherish the Ladies. Out and About. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle, vocals), Mary Coogan (guitar, banjo, bouzouki), Maureen Doherty Macken (accordion, whistle), Winifred Horan (fiddle), Siobhan Egan (fiddle, bodhrán), Cathie Ryan (vocals).
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19932.2#3
[GL20] Green Linnet Records. The Twentieth Anniversary Collection. Cherish the Ladies.
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~19937#2
[MB 2] Mary Bergin. Feadóga Stáin 2. Mary Bergin (whistle).
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~199614#1
[MOB] Mick O' Brien. May Morning Dew. Mick O' Brien (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes), with Terry Crehan (fiddle).
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~199713#3
[Shskn 10] Shaskeen. Music for Set Dancing and Listening. Tom Cussen (banjo, mandolin), Benny O'Connor (drums, bodhrán, bongos), Seán Conway (flute, whistle, guitar), Eamonn Cotter (flute), Mike Fahy (guitar), Charlie Harris (accordion), Geraldine Cotter (piano), Carl Hession (piano).
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~19992#1
[JOH 1] John O'Halloran. "But Why, Johnny?". John O'Halloran (accordion). For this tune: (C melodeon), with Martin Murray (banjo).
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~20025#3
[KCB 6] The Kilfenora Céilí Band. Live in Lisdoonvarna. Anne Rynne (fiddle), Conor McCarthy (accordion), Garry Shannon (flute), Tim Collins (concertina), Sheila Garry (fiddle), Fintan McMahon (piano), Anne Marie McCormack (fiddle), John Lynch (banjo), Sean Griffin (drums), Anthony Quigney (flute).
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20051#3
[BLch 2] Brendan P. Lynch. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music from the Heart of Fingal. Brendan P. Lynch (fiddle).
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20095#3
[RoClare] Riches of Clare. Paul Madden, Maria O'Donnell, Sinéad Heagney, Eimear Howley.
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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 tune #1512 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #731 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #128 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.
As tune #140 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
On page 154 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 7 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
As tune #6 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [available]
As reel #31 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [available]
On page 11 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #32 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As reel #118 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [available]
As tune #36 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [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): 1903