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Tune ID#295 (Ceilier)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Ceilier about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording GFA (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBG Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Ceilier, The / The Céilíer (3rd in set Wingflapper on PRynne 1) (composed by Ed Reavy)
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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).
19885#5 (7:06)
[GFA] The Green Fields of America. Live in Concert. Mick Moloney (banjo, mandolin, guitar, tres, vocals), Robbie O'Connell (guitar, vocals), Jimmy Keane (piano accordion, synthesizers, vocals), Eileen Ivers (fiddle), Seamus Egan (pipes, flute, whistle, bodhrán, tres). For this tune: Jimmy Keane (piano accordion).
~19914#2
[BT] Baal Tinne. . . . About Time. Noel Rice (flute, whistle), Kevin Rice (bodhrán, percussion), Cathleen Rice (fiddle), Matt Sundstrom (guitar), Paul Cienniwa (piano, keyboards). For this tune: Noel (flute).
200416#2
[RogRd] Jason O'Rourke and Ruadhraí O'Kane. Roguery Road. Jason O'Rourke (concertina), Ruadhraí O'Kane (fiddle).
~20046#3
[PRynne 1] Pádraig Rynne. Bye a While. Pádraig Rynne (concertina). For this tune: with Mirella Murray (piano accordion).
~20151#1
[JPmpls] Jayne Pomplas. Jayne Pomplas. Traditional Irish Music on Fiddle. Jayne Pomplas (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Fiddler's Wife
GFA
Wounded Hussar
BT
House of Hamill
RogRd
Wingflapper
PRynne 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Maudabawn Chapel
GFA
Jackson's
BT
Boys on the Hilltop
RogRd
Captain Tom Connolly's
JPmpls

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 #17 in [ER] Joseph M. Reavy (compiler). The Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy. [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): 1988