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Tune ID#2928 (Master's Return)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Master's Return about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MtRd (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):
Master's Return, The / Filleadh an Mháistir / Master's Return / The Masters Return / Paddy Killoran's Reel / Paddy Killoran's / Kilorans / The Floating Bottle / The Rising Sun (also doubled) (composed by Paddy Killoran possibly, acccording to HB 4)
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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).
~197720#1
[SE 4] Séamus Ennis. Forty Years of Irish Piping. Seamus Ennis (pipes except where whistle or vocals noted). For this tune: (C# pipes).
~19811.3#3
[LinL] Charlie Lennon and Mick O'Connor. Lucky in Love. Charlie Lennon (fiddle), Mick O'Connor (flute).
~199915#2
[MtRd] The Mountain Road. A Compilation of Tunes Popular in South Sligo. Jimmy Murphy (fiddle), James Murray (flute), with Kevin Brehony (piano).
~199911#4
[SN 2] Sliabh Notes. Gleanntán. Dónal Murphy (accordion), Tommy O'Sullivan (guitar, vocals), Matt Cranitch (fiddle).
20015#2
[Dnu 3] Danú. All Things Considered. Tom Doorley (flute, whistle), Eamon Doorley (bouzouki, mandola), Brendan McCarthy (accordion, harmonica), Oisin MacAuley (fiddle, vocals, guitar), Jesse Smith (fiddle, viola), Noel Ryan (guitar), Donnchadh Gough (bodhrán, pipes), Ciarán Ó Gealbháin (vocals, piano accordion). For this tune: 1st 2 times Tom Doorley (flute).
200310#3
[LLses 2] The London Lasses and Pete Quinn. Track Across the Deep. Karen Ryan (fiddle, whistle), Elaine Conwell (fiddle), Dee Havlin (flute, whistle), Maureen Linane (accordion), Kathleen O'Sullivan (vocals).
20055#2
[Drcht 2] Draíocht. Land's End. Michael Rooney (harp), June McCormack (flute). For this tune: June (Eb flute).
~20051#3
[CDrny 4] Chris Droney. Down from Bell Harbour. Chris Droney (concertina).
~20073#2
[Chlr 3] Chulrua. The Singing Kettle. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Patrick Ourceau (fiddle), Pat Egan (guitar, vocals).
~20071.11#2
[CLnn 2] Charlie Lennon. Turning the Tune. Charlie Lennon (fiddle, viola, piano, harpsichord, bass, keyboards).
~20105#3
[MCny 2] Michael Cooney. Just Piping. Michael Cooney (pipes).
20126#1
[CtNGn] Caitlín Nic Gabhann. Caitlín. Caitlín Nic Gabhann (concertina, dance).
~201313#2
[HB 4] Harry Bradley. The First of May. Harry Bradley (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute), with Sean Gavin (Eb flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
McGettrick's
LinL
Craig's Pipes
SN 2
Fred Finn's
MtRd
Buck from the Mountain
Dnu 3
Maeve's Reel
LLses 2
Colonel McBain
Drcht 2
Coal Miner's Reel
CDrny 4
Duke of Leinster
CLnn 2
McGettrick's
Chlr 3
Ownie Davy's
MCny 2
Laurel Tree
HB 4
Played beforeOn Albums
Mill House
CtNGn

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 #70 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.

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): 1977