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Tune ID#274 (Cuilcagh Mountains)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Cuilcagh Mountains about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MH 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABG Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Cuilcagh Mountains, The / The Caoilte Mountains / Caoilte Mountains / Coailte Mountains / Tony Smith's (also in A Dorian or G Major) (composed by Ed Reavy)
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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).
~19912#2
[MV] Maiden Voyage. Live Traditional Irish Music Session from Pepper's Bar, Feakle, Co. Clare. Tommy Peoples (fiddle), Siobhán Peoples (fiddle), Andrew McNamara (accordion), Kevin Crawford (flute), P.J. King (accordion), Páraic Mac Donnchadha (banjo), Pat Marsh (bouzouki), Joe Bane (whistle), John Maloney (bodhrán), Séan Mac Donnchadha (vocals).
19921#2
[MH 1] Martin Hayes. Martin Hayes. Martin Hayes (fiddle).
~199411#1
[MMcNmr 1] Mary MacNamara. Traditional Music from East Clare. Mary MacNamara (concertina).
20088#1
[RedW] The Red Wellies. The Red Wellies. Claudine "Beanie" Odell (fiddle), Duncan Wickel (fiddle, pipes), Vincent Fogarty (bouzouki).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Broken Pledge
MV
Morning Star
MH 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Boys of Ballisodare
MV
Green-Gowned Lass
MMcNmr 1
Black Pat's
RedW

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 #39 in [ER] Joseph M. Reavy (compiler). The Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy. [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): 1991