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Tune ID#299 (Chapel Bell)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Chapel Bell about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording KB UC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Chapel Bell, The / Wild Oats / MacAllum's / Redican's (also in D) (compare Going to Mass Last Sunday #7257) (composed by Frank McCollam (last name also spelled as:) McCallum / McCallom / McCollum)
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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).
~19849#2
[KB UC] Kevin Burke. Up Close. Kevin Burke (fiddle). For this tune: with Matt Molloy (flute).
~19923#1
[CTL 3] Cherish the Ladies. The Back Door. Mary Coogan (guitar, banjo), Siobhan Egan (fiddle, bodhrán), Eileen Golden (feet), Winifred Horan (fiddle, feet), Maureen Doherty Macken [Mary Rafferty] (accordion, flute), Joanie Madden (flute, whistle), Cathie Ryan (vocals), Linnane Wick (feet).
~19968#2
[DByrn] Dermot Byrne. Dermot Byrne. Dermot Byrne (accordion, melodeon). For this tune: (D melodeon).
19982#2
[JKn 5] James Keane. Sweeter as the Years Roll By. James Keane (accordion).
~20021#3
[Boh 3] Bohola. Bohola. Jimmy Keane (piano accordion), Sean Cleland (fiddle, viola, baritone fiddle), Pat Broaders (dordan, bouzouki, vocals).
201312#1
[SunBanks] Edel Fox and Neill Byrne. The Sunny Banks. Edel Fox (concertina, fiddle), Neill Byrne (fiddle). For this tune: 1st time Edel (concertina).
~20145#1
[MMcNmr 3] Mary MacNamara. Note for Note. Mary MacNamara (concertina). For this tune: (Bb/F concertina).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Rambler
KB UC
Frost Is All Over
DByrn
Trip to Athlone
JKn 5
Scully Casey's
Boh 3
Played beforeOn Albums
Redican's Jig
CTL 3
Pretty Brown-Haired Girl
DByrn
Bow-Legged Tailor
JKn 5
Woods of Caolrua
SunBanks

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 #66 in volume 3 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As jig #85 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): 1974