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Tune ID#2982 (Mrs Lawrie's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Mrs Lawrie's about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Cms 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel48AABBCCG Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Mrs Lawrie's / Mrs Lawrie / Ríl Bhean Uí Labhraí / Brendan McGlinchey's (2nd in set McGlinchey's Reels on SW; 2nd in set The Heathery Cruach on FullSt 1) (also in A, with 2nd and 3rd parts reversed) (composed by Brendan McGlinchey)
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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#4
[SW] Silly Wizard. Live Wizardry.
19995#2
[CHydn 2] Cathal Hayden. Cathal Hayden. Cathal Hayden (fiddle, banjo). For this tune: (banjo, fiddle).
~20058#2
[Cms 1] Comas. Comas. Sylvain Barou (flute, pipes), Aidan Burke (fiddle), Philip Masure (guitar, cittern, vocals), Jackie Moran (bodhrán, percussion). For this tune: Aidan (fiddle).
20116#2
[FullSt 1] FullSet. Notes at Liberty. Seán McCarthy (pipes, whistle), Michael Harrison (fiddle), Janine Redmond (accordion), Teresa Hogan (vocals, flute), Eamonn Moloney (bodhrán), Andrew Meaney (guitar). For this tune: Michael (fiddle).
20118#1
[KRyan] Karen Ryan. The Coast Road. Karen Ryan (fiddle, banjo, whistle). For this tune: (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Splendid Isolation
SW, CHydn 2
James Kelly's
Cms 1
Johnny Mhosai's Reel
FullSt 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Karen Tweed's
Cms 1
Coal Miner's Reel
FullSt 1
Karen Ryan's
KRyan

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1988