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Tune ID#3116 (Love at the Endings)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Love at the Endings 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 SD (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Love at the Endings / An Grá ar Deireadh Thiar Thall / Love at the Ending / Head o' Cabbage / The Head of Cabbage (1st in set Mountain Road on MSCB) (composed by Ed Reavy)
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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).
19731#1
[KB SD] Kevin Burke. Sweeney's Dream. Fiddle Tunes from County Sligo, Ireland. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
197619#3
[Chi] Traditional Irish Music in America. Chicago. Liz Carroll (fiddle).
~197917#1
[MER] The Music of Ed Reavy. Larry McCullough (whistle).
~19796#1
[MER] The Music of Ed Reavy. Tony de Marco (fiddle).
~19809#1
[SMMcG] Seamus and Manus McGuire. Humours of Lissadell. Seamus McGuire (fiddle), Manus McGuire (fiddle).
~19816#3
[DD 4] De Danann. The Star Spangled Molly. Jackie Daly (accordion), Alec Finn (bouzouki, guitar), Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute), Johnny "Ringo" McDonagh (bodhrán, bones), Charlie Piggot (banjo), Maura O'Connell (vocals). For this tune: 1st time Jackie Daly (accordion).
~199415#2
[SetFree] Tola Custy and Cyril O'Donoghue. Setting Free. Tola Custy (fiddle), Cyril O'Donoghue (vocals, bouzouki, guitar).
~20021.2#1
[MSCB] Michael Sexton Ceili Band. Michael Sexton Ceili Band. Michael Sexton (accordion), Caroline Tubridy (fiddle), Pat Curtin (flute), Brian Morgan (flute), Ralph Morgan (banjo), George Byrt (piano), Martin Garrihy (drums).
~200413#2
[JCnly 3] Johnny Connolly. An Mileoidean Scaoilte. Johnny Connolly (melodeon). For this tune: (C melodeon).
~201522#1
[RBPOL 3] Ronan Browne and Peter O'Loughlin. The Legacy. Ronan Browne (pipes, flute), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle, flute). For this tune: with Tierna Browne (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Green Fields of Glentown
Chi
O'Keeffe's
DD 4
Thunder Head
SetFree
George White's Favourite
JCnly 3
Played beforeOn Albums
John McGrath's
KB SD
Maudabawn Chapel
SMMcG
Boys of Malin
DD 4
Mountain Road
MSCB
Copperplate
RBPOL 3

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 #12 in [ER] Joseph M. Reavy (compiler). The Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy. [available]
As reel #365 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [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): 1973