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Tune ID#2821 (Rising Sun)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Rising Sun about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MR 8 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Rising Sun, The / Éirí na Gréine / The Countess of Lotheans Reel / Countess of Lothean's Reel / The Countess of Louden's Reel / Countess of Louden's Reel / Mahon's Reel (also singled) (compare The Rising Sun #1678 and The Blackthorn Stick #172)
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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).
19931#1
[MR 8] Micho Russell. Ireland's Whistling Ambassador. Micho Russell (whistle, vocals).
19952#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: Hervé Cantal (whistle).
~200610#2
[DCB 1] The Doon Céilí Band. Around the World for Sport. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Kate Dowling (flute), Laura MacKenzie (flute), Brian Miller (flute), Jode Dowling (fiddle), Django Amerson (fiddle), Sean Egan (piano).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Gus Dolan's Reel
DCB 1
Played beforeOn Albums
De'il among the Tailors
FSOD
Bill O' Malley's Reel
DCB 1

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 #260 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [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): 1966