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Tune ID#2734 (Kilty Town)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Kilty Town about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording FG 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel48AABBCCG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Kilty Town / Baile Choillte / Coillte Clochair (composed by Charlie Lennon)
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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).
19839#1
[FG 2] Frankie Gavin. Croch Suas É. Up and Away. Frankie Gavin (flute, fiddle, whistle, accordion). For this tune: (fiddle, Eb flute).
~19993#2
[BCB 2] The Bridge Céilí Band. Sparks on Flags. Tom Ahearne (fiddle), Robert Gleeson (fiddle), Karen Gavigan (fiddle), Carthage Daly (fiddle), Catherine McHugh (fiddle), James Kinsella (accordion), Fionnuala Gleeson (flute), Eugene Nolan (flute), Pat O'Meara (piano, synthesizer), Liam McCormack (drums, bodhrán).
~20036#2
[KitRec] Seán O'Driscoll and Larry Egan. The Kitchen Recordings. Seán O'Driscoll (banjo, bouzouki), Larry Egan (accordion). For this tune: Larry (accordion).
20047#1
[TP 9] Tommy Peoples. Recorded at Fiddler's Hearth. Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
20122#3
[JKn 7] James Keane. Heir of the Dog. James Keane (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Devaney's Goat
BCB 2
Palm Tree
KitRec
Shepherd's Daughter
JKn 7
Played beforeOn Albums
McFadden's
FG 2
Lord Ramsey's Reel
BCB 2
Christmas Eve
TP 9

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 #772 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [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): 1983