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Tune ID#2750 (Frank Thornton)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Frank Thornton about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MMcG 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?BarsMode ?
Fling16E Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Frank Thornton / Frank Thornton's / Terry Teehan's / Terry Teehans / Terry "Cuz" Teehan's / Terry "Cuz" Teahan's / Kerry Reel (1st in set Molloy's Favourites on SBw; 1st in set Deireadh Fómhair on Lu 1; 1st in set Teehan's on MMcG 2; 1st in set The Glountane Highlands on NNC 3) (also as slow reel, also in A Dorian) (composed by Terence "Cuz" Teahan in July 1979)
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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).
~19963#1
[MOB] Mick O' Brien. May Morning Dew. Mick O' Brien (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (whistle), with Terry Crehan (fiddle).
~199616#1
[SBw] Folan and Davey. Skin and Bow. Declan Folan (fiddle), Junior Davey (bodhrán).
19979#1
[Lu 1] Lúnasa. Lúnasa. Seán Smyth (fiddle, whistle), Mike McGoldrick (flute, whistle), John McSherry (pipes, whistle), Donagh Hennessy (guitar), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass).
~20007#1
[MMcG 2] Michael McGoldrick. Fused. Michael McGoldrick (flute except where noted). For this tune: (Bb flute).
~20001.4#1
[WFO 1] Wooden Flute Obsession. Michael McGoldrick (flute).
20124#1
[NNC 3] Niamh Ní Charra. Cuz. A Tribute to Terry "Cuz" Teahan. Niamh Ní Charra (fiddle, concertina, vocals, viola). For this tune: 1st several times (fiddle), then with Cathall King (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Road to Glountane
MOB, SBw
Her Golden Hair Hanging Down Her Back
MMcG 2, WFO 1
Alice's Reel
Lu 1
Glountane Highland
NNC 3

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 70 of [Cuz] Terence "Cuz" Teahan with Josh Dunson. The Road to Glountane.
As hf #16 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): 1979