Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#2990 (Fred Finn's No. 2)
about these two bars
Basic musical information on this tune.
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given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Fred Finn's No. 2 / Fred Finn's #2 / Fred Finn's / Michael Preston's / Preston's Reel / Ríl Phreastúin / Peter Horan's
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.
to hear the first 12 seconds.
|[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments).
[IT 2] The Irish Tradition. The Corner House. Billy McComiskey (accordion), Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), Andy O'Brien (guitar, vocals).
[LinL] Charlie Lennon and Mick O'Connor. Lucky in Love. Charlie Lennon (fiddle), Mick O'Connor (flute).
[MtRd] The Mountain Road. A Compilation of Tunes Popular in South Sligo. Michael Hurley (flute), Mairead Hurley (flute), with Jim Corry (piano).
[KCThtr] Live from the Katharine Cornell Theater. Traditional Irish Music. Téada: 1st time Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle), then with Seán McElwain (banjo).
[Tda 2] Téada. Give Us a Penny and Let Us Be Gone. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, vocals), John Blake (flute, guitar), Paul Finn (accordion, concertina), Seán McElwain (banjo, bouzouki), Tristan Rosenstock (bodhrán, vocals).
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 #104 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. |
|As reel #69 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music. |
|As tune #161 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. |
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): 1978