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Tune ID#2901 (Kilfenora Reel)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Kilfenora Reel 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 3 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Kilfenora Reel, The / Kilfenora Reel / The Kilfenora / The Kilfenora Reel No. 3 / Ríl Chill Fhionnúrach / Miltown Malbay (also doubled)
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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#3
[JKn 3] James Keane. That's the Spirit. James Keane (accordion).
19986#3
[JKn 6] James Keane and Friends. Live in Dublin. James Keane (accordion).
~19999#2
[BRny 1] Brian Rooney. The Godfather. Brian Rooney (fiddle). For this tune: with Frankie Gavin (flute).
~200511#2
[CDrny 4] Chris Droney. Down from Bell Harbour. Chris Droney (concertina).
~20099#2
[DubMMe] Liam O'Connor and Seán McKeon. Dublin Made Me. Liam O'Connor (fiddle, viola), Seán McKeon (pipes).
201511#3
[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
Maid in the Cherry Tree
JKn 3, JKn 6
Jim Coleman's
BRny 1
Parcel of Land
CDrny 4
Charlie Mulvihill's Reel
DubMMe
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 tune #48 in [SIMB] Tony Sullivan. Sully's Irish Music Book. [available]
As tune #24 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [available]
As reel #236 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): 1979