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Tune ID#2896 (Mother's Delight)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Mother's Delight about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JKn 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Minor
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Mother's Delight / Aoibhneas na Máthar / Mother's Delight Reel / Sean Frank / Sean Frank's / Flanagan's Reel / Flanagans Reel (also in G or E, also 2nd part singled) (2nd in set Alone in the Dark on WFO 3) (2nd part used as intro on RedW) (compare Mother's Delight #2915 and more remotely Col. McBain #361)
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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).
~197512#2
[BC 4] Bobby Casey. Maestro. Bobby Casey (fiddle). For this tune: with Joe Ryan (fiddle).
~19779#2
[FG 1] Frankie Gavin and Alec Finn. Frankie Gavin and Alec Finn. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, whistle), Alec Finn (bouzouki).
~19796#1
[MOC 1] Martin O'Connor. The Connachtman's Rambles. Martin O'Connor (accordion).
~19809#2
[JKn 2] James Keane. Roll Away the Reel World. James Keane (accordion). For this tune: with Sean Keane (fiddle).
19983#2
[JKn 6] James Keane and Friends. Live in Dublin. James Keane (accordion).
~199811#1
[LN 2] Laurence Nugent. Two for Two. Laurence Nugent (flute, whistle). For this tune: (F whistle).
~19981.4#2
[JCrehan] Junior Crehan. The Last House in Ballymakea. Junior Crehan (fiddle, vocals, concertina). For this tune: Junior Crehan (fiddle).
~20022#4 (6:51)
[Boh 3] Bohola. Bohola. Jimmy Keane (piano accordion), Sean Cleland (fiddle, viola, baritone fiddle), Pat Broaders (dordan, bouzouki, vocals).
~20051.4#2
[WFO 3] Wooden Flute Obsession 3. Christy Barry (8-key D flute).
200812#1
[RedW] The Red Wellies. The Red Wellies. Claudine "Beanie" Odell (fiddle), Duncan Wickel (fiddle, pipes), Vincent Fogarty (bouzouki).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Tempest
BC 4, JKn 2, JKn 6
Bunch of Green Rushes
FG 1
Farewell to Miltown
JCrehan
Peacock's Feather
Boh 3
Dear Irish Boy
WFO 3
Played beforeOn Albums
College Groves
MOC 1
James "Lad" O'Beirne's Reel
LN 2
Lady Anne Montgomery
Boh 3
Newcastle
WFO 3
Humours of Westport
RedW

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 #240 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
As reel #113 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As reel #306 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): 1966