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Tune ID#3252 (Kelly the Boy from Killane)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Kelly the Boy from Killane about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording LR 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars4-bar phrase structureMode ?
March16AABAG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Kelly the Boy from Killane / Kelly, the Boy from Killane / Kelly the Boy from Kilane / Kelly the Boy from Killiane (also in D, also as song)
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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).
19386#2
[LR 1] Leo Rowsome. Classics of Irish Piping. Leo Rowsome (pipes).
~197014#1

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Boys of Wexford
LR 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Dawning of the Day
BICM

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 #36 in volume 3 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [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): 1927