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Tune ID#2966 (Trip to Nenagh)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Trip to Nenagh about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording FD 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Trip to Nenagh / The Trip to Nenagh / The Road to Nenagh / The Meadow / An Moinfheir / Finbarr Dwyer's (composed by Finbarr Dwyer or Seán Ryan, with Dwyer's claim having the advantage of first publication)
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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).
~197010#2
~19702.19#2
~197013#2
[4IC] Joe Burke, Finbarr Dwyer, Kevin Loughlin, John Whelan. Pure Irish Traditional Accordion. Session with Four Irish Champions. Joe Burke (accordion), Finbarr Dwyer (accordion), Kevin Loughlin (accordion), John Whelan (accordion). For this tune: Finbarr Dwyer (accordion).
~19727#2
[BHCMoher] Sean Ryan, Kathleen Ryan, Pat Lyons. Back Home to the Cliffs of Mohir [sic]. Sean Ryan (fiddle), Pat Lyons (accordion), Kathleen Ryan (piano).
~19721.5#2
[FTIM] Festival of Traditional Irish [Music]. Discs 7 and 8 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Sean Ryan Trio [presumably Sean Ryan (fiddle), Pat Lyons (accordion)].
~19849#2
[Crsl] Séamus McGuire, Manus McGuire, Dáithí Sproule. Carousel. Séamus McGuire (fiddle, viola), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Dáithí Sproule (guitars, vocals).
19962#2
[BrdgGap] Kevin Moloney, Sean Moloney. Bridging the Gap. Kevin Moloney (fiddle), Sean Moloney (flute).
199914#1
[GCJR] Gerard Commane and Joe Ryan with Eoin O'Neill. Two Gentlemen of Clare Music. Gerard Commane (concertina), Joe Ryan (fiddle). For this tune: Gerdie (concertina).
~19999#2
[CNea 1] Colin Nea. The Pure Box. Colin Nea (accordion). For this tune: with Joe Finn (pipes).
~200410#3
[Ovld] Randal Bays and Dáithí Sproule. Overland. Randal Bays (fiddle, guitar), Dáithí Sproule (guitar, vocals).
20125#2
[Yanks 1] The Yanks. The Yanks. Isaac Alderson (flute, pipes), Dylan Foley (fiddle), Dan Gurney (accordion), Sean Earnest (guitar, bouzouki). For this tune: Dylan (fiddle).
20131#3
[SunBanks] Edel Fox and Neill Byrne. The Sunny Banks. Edel Fox (concertina, fiddle), Neill Byrne (fiddle).
201313#1
[LWard] Lisa Ward. Black Swan. Lisa Ward (fiddle).
20145#2
[LfAllChk] Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen. Life Is All Checkered. Nathan Gourley (fiddle, guitar), Laura Feddersen (fiddle). For this tune: Laura (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Finbarr Dwyer's No. 2
FD 1, FTIM, 4IC
Providence Reel
BHCMoher, FTIM
Land of Sunshine
Crsl
Blockers
BrdgGap
Brendan McCann's Visit
CNea 1
Phelim's Frolic
Ovld
Seán Ó Duibhir an Ghleanna
Yanks 1
Brefni O'Reilly
SunBanks
Coalminer's
LfAllChk
Played beforeOn Albums
Lilies in the Field
GCJR
Lass of Carracastle
Yanks 1
Dash to Portobello
LWard
Blockers
LfAllChk

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 #40 in volume 3 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As reel #89 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 31 of [SR] Brian Ryan. The Hidden Ireland. The First Selection of Irish Traditional Compositions of Seán Ryan. [available]
As reel #340 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As reel #71 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): 1970