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Tune ID#2862 (Durrow)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Durrow about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BMc 1 (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):
Durrow, The / The Durrow Reel / Durrow Reel / Ríl Durrow / The Boogie Reel / Boogie Reel / Reel of Bogie (compare 1st part with 2nd part of Reel of Bogie #1662) (composed by John Nolan)
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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).
~19811#1
[BMc 1] Billy McComiskey. Makin' the Rounds. Irish Traditional Music. Billy McComiskey (accordion). For this tune: with Pat Keogh (fiddle).
~19951#1
[JsMrsh 2] Josephine Marsh. Josephine Marsh. Josephine Marsh (accordion, concertina). For this tune: (B row of accordion).
~19999#1
[NCrg 1] North Cregg. . . . And They Danced All Night. Christy Leahy (accordion), Caoimhin Vallely (fiddle, keyboards), Ciarán Coughlan (piano, keyboards), John Neville (vocals, guitar), Martin Leahy (snare drum, percussion).
~19993#1
[SN 2] Sliabh Notes. Gleanntán. Dónal Murphy (accordion), Tommy O'Sullivan (guitar, vocals), Matt Cranitch (fiddle). For this tune: (accordion).
~19992#1
[CBdts 2] The Céilí Bandits. Hangin' at the Crossroads. Yvonne Casey (fiddle), Eoin O'Neill (bouzouki), Quentin Cooper (mandolin, didgeridoo). For this tune: Kevin Griffin (banjo).
~20002#1
[MDOF] Mícheál Darby Ó Fátharta. Bosca Bídeach. Mícheál Darby Ó Fátharta (melodeon).
20095#1
[LBCK] Kevin Griffin, Eoin O'Neill, Quentin Cooper. Live at the Burren Centre, Kilfenora. Kevin Griffin (banjo), Eoin O'Neill (bouzouki), Quentin Cooper (mandolin, banjo). For this tune: Kevin (banjo), Quentin (banjo).
200912#2
[DPss 2] Dan Possumato. Pulling Out the Stops. Traditional Music and Song of Ireland. Dan Possumato (accordion). For this tune: 1st time solo, then with Kevin Burke (fiddle).
201511#1
[LKPD] Liam Kelly and Philip Duffy. Sets in Stone. Liam Kelly (flute), Philip Duffy (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Milkmaid
DPss 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Controversial Reel
BMc 1
Cocktail
JsMrsh 2
Christmas EveCBdts 2
Swallow's Nest
SN 2
Happy Reel
NCrg 1
Martín Sheamuis' Reel
MDOF
Colonel Fraser
LBCK
Donegal Traveler
DPss 2
Mountain Lark
LKPD

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 #778 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As reel #160 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): 1981