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Tune ID#2777 (Sean McGuire's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Sean McGuire's about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording KCB 5 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Sean McGuire's / McGuires / Sean Maguire (2nd in set Mind the Dresser on KCB 5) (also in A; setting on DzDnly 1 uses a completely different beginning on the 1st time through) (composed by Bert Murray)
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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).
~19712.8#3
~19712#3
[4IC] Joe Burke, Finbarr Dwyer, Kevin Loughlin, John Whelan. Pure Irish Traditional Accordion. Session with Four Irish Champions. Joe Burke (accordion), Finbarr Dwyer (accordion), Kevin Loughlin (accordion), John Whelan (accordion). For this tune: Kevin Loughlin (accordion).
~19973#2
[KCB 5] The Kilfenora Céili Band. Set on Stone. Aidan McMahon (fiddle), Anne Marie McCormack (fiddle), Anne Rynne (fiddle), Garry Shannon (flute), Anthony Quigney (flute), Conor McCarthy (accordion), John Lynch (banjo), Tim Collins (concertina), Fintan McMahon (piano), Sean Griffin (drums), Paul O'Driscoll (double bass).
~19993#3
[DzDnly 1] Dezi Donnelly. Familiar Footsteps. Dezi Donnelly (fiddle).
20011#2
[Dnu 3] Danú. All Things Considered. Tom Doorley (flute, whistle), Eamon Doorley (bouzouki, mandola), Brendan McCarthy (accordion, harmonica), Oisin MacAuley (fiddle, vocals, guitar), Jesse Smith (fiddle, viola), Noel Ryan (guitar), Donnchadh Gough (bodhrán, pipes), Ciarán Ó Gealbháin (vocals, piano accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Reel of Rio
FTIM, 4IC
Bonnie Kate
KCB 5
Maud Miller
DzDnly 1
Gossan that Beat His Father
Dnu 3
Played beforeOn Albums
Craig's Pipes
KCB 5
Jimmy Kelly's
Dnu 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.
As reel #243 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): 1971