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Tune ID#3033 (John Kelly's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of John Kelly'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 KB Cap (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
John Kelly's / John Kelly's Concertina Reel / Ríl Chonsairtín Sheáin Uí Cheallaigh / The Old Concertina Reel / The Capel House / The Capelhouse Reel / Capel Street / A Kerry Reel (also reversed parts, also in A)
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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).
~19781#1
[KB Cap] Kevin Burke. If the Cap Fits. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
19983#2
[JKn 5] James Keane. Sweeter as the Years Roll By. James Keane (accordion).
~20063#1
[DCB 1] The Doon Céilí Band. Around the World for Sport. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Kate Dowling (flute), Laura MacKenzie (flute), Brian Miller (flute), Jode Dowling (fiddle), Django Amerson (fiddle), Sean Egan (piano).
~200611#2
[Tda 3] Téada. Inné Amárach. Seán McElwain (guitar, bouzouki, banjo), Damien Stenson (flute), Tristan Rosenstock (bodhrán), Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, piano), Paul Finn (accordion). For this tune: 1st 2 times Oisín (fiddle).
~200715#1
[RdOnly] Brian McNamara and Tim Collins. Reed Only. Brian McNamara (pipes), Tim Collins (concertina).
201210#1
[PDArcy] Patrick D'Arcy. Wallop the Spot. Patrick D'Arcy (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (D pipes).
~20149#1
[MMcNmr 3] Mary MacNamara. Note for Note. Mary MacNamara (concertina). For this tune: (G/D concertina).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Land of Sunshine
JKn 5
Bonnie Ann
Tda 3
Played beforeOn Albums
Good Morning to Your Nightcap
KB Cap
Travers' Reel
JKn 5
Boy in the Boat
Tda 3
Bridie's JoyDCB 1
Our House at Home
RdOnly
Tom Keane's Reel
PDArcy

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 #115 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As tune #186 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As tune #10 in volume 3 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #46 in [SIMB] Tony Sullivan. Sully's Irish Music Book. [available]
As reel #390 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As reel #162 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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): 1968