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Tune ID#2716 (Bonnie Ann)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Bonnie Ann about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SK 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Bonnie Ann / Bonnie Anne / Bonny Ann / Áine Bhóideach / The Longford Reel / Seán Keane's Reel / McGreevy's 1 (compare 1st part with 1st part of Flowing Bowl #4580)
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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).
~19751#1
[SK 1] Seán Keane. Gusty's Frolicks. Seán Keane (fiddle).
~19913#1
[LFinger] Joe McHugh and Barry Carroll. The Long Finger. An Mhéar Fhada. Joe McHugh (pipes, whistle, keyboard, bouzouki), Barry Carroll (hammered dulcimer, keyboard).
19954#1
[FSOD] Hervé Cantal, Denis Kersual, Vincent Blin, John Maguire, Gérard Tauzin, J.-Ch. Lequerre. For the Sake of Old Decency. Musique de tradition irlandaise en France. Music of Irish tradition in France. Hervé Cantal (flute, whistle), Denis Kersual (pipes), Vincent Blin (melodeon), John Maguire (vocals), Gérard Tauzin (guitar), J.-Ch. Lequerre (piano). For this tune: Denis Kersual (pipes), Hervé Cantal (flute).
~200012#1
[MMR 3] Mike and Mary Rafferty. The Road from Ballinakill. Mike Rafferty (flute, whistle, lilting), Mary Rafferty (accordion, flute, whistle, concertina). For this tune: Mike (low A whistle), Mary (low A whistle).
~200211#3
[SN 3] Sliabh Notes. Along Blackwater's Banks. Matt Cranitch (fiddle), Dónal Murphy (accordion), Tommy O'Sullivan (guitar, vocals).
~200611#1
[Tda 3] Téada. Inné Amárach. Seán McElwain (guitar, bouzouki, banjo), Damien Stenson (flute), Tristan Rosenstock (bodhrán), Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, piano), Paul Finn (accordion). For this tune: Damien Stenson (flute).
~20105#1
[MCny 2] Michael Cooney. Just Piping. Michael Cooney (pipes).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Old Torn Petticoat I Bought in Mullingar
SN 3
Played beforeOn Albums
Longford Tinker
SK 1
Holly Bush
LFinger
Dublin Lads
FSOD
Thrush in the Storm
MMR 3
John Kelly's
Tda 3
Ownie Davy's
MCny 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 tune #150 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As reel #467 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As reel #33 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): 1968