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Tune ID#2851 (Twilight in Portroe)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Twilight in Portroe about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SRyan C (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBA Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Twilight in Portroe / Michael Reilly's / Michael Rilly's / Sean Ryan's Dream / [popularly misidentified as:] The Dawn (3rd in set Dawn on AcrPond) (also in G, and compare 1st part with 1st part of The Dawn #474) (composed by Seán Ryan)
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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).
19782.21#1
~19804#2
[DD 3] Dé Danann. Mist Covered Mountain. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, viola, whistle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Charlie Piggott (banjo, mandolin, steel guitar), Alec Finn (bouzouki, mandocello, steel guitar), Johnny 'Ringo' McDonagh (bodhrán, bones).
~19851#2
[CW] Matt Molloy and Sean Keane. Contentment Is Wealth. Matt Molloy (flute), Sean Keane (fiddle).
~19941#2
[OHs 2] Open House. Second Story. Mark Graham (harmonica, clarinet, vocals), Paul Kotapish (guitar, mandolin, cittern, bass), Sandy Silva (feet), Kevin Burke (fiddle, vocals).
~19993#2
[MtRd] The Mountain Road. A Compilation of Tunes Popular in South Sligo. Philip Duffy (fiddle), with Kevin Brehony (piano)..
~20021#3
[AcrPond] Across the Pond. Across the Pond. Kevin Griffin (banjo), Roger Burridge (fiddle), Michael Shorrock (bouzouki), Quentin Cooper (mandolin, guitar, bass).
~20154#1
[OMcD 2] Oisín Mac Diarmada. The Green Branch. An Géagán Glas. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Derry Craig Wood
DD 3
Gorman's
CW
Miller of Drohan
OHs 2
Moving Bog
MtRd
Lads of Laois
AcrPond
Played beforeOn Albums
Skipping Lambs
SRyan C
Ballymahon Reel
CW
Green Garters
OHs 2
Mountain Road
OMcD 2

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 #12 in volume 3 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As reel #150 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 33 of [SR] Brian Ryan. The Hidden Ireland. The First Selection of Irish Traditional Compositions of Seán Ryan. [available]
As reel #59 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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): 1974