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Tune ID#3285 (Convenience Reel)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Convenience Reel about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording CR 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32ABCCD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Convenience Reel, The / The Convenience / McDonagh's / The Boys of Sligo / The D Reel / The Knock on the Door / Mark McLoughlin's (4th in set The Conglomeration on CR 1; 2nd in set Mayor Harrison's Fedora on MMcAly 2) (played as structure BCCA in half of the sources) (composed by Olcan Masterson)
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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).
~19863#1
[SEgn 1] Seamus Egan. Traditional Music of Ireland. Seamus Egan (flute, banjo, mandolin, whistle, pipes, tres). For this tune: (banjo).
~199211#4
[CR 1] Craobh Rua. The More That's Said the Less the Better. Mark Donnelly (pipes, whistle), Michael Cassidy (fiddle), Brian Connolly (banjo, mandolin, bodhrán), Jim Byrne (guitar, mandola, vocals).
199712#1
[JDr 3] Joe Derrane. The Tie that Binds. Joe Derrane (accordion). For this tune: with Frankie Gavin (fiddle).
20003#1
[ACB 1] The Abbey Céilí Band. Bruach an tSuláin. Ger Murphy (accordion), Andrew O'Connell (fiddle), Liam Forde (banjo), Micheál Creedon (bass, keyboards).
~20161#2
[MMcAly 2] Mick McAuley. Highs and Bellows. Mick McAuley (accordion, vocals, guitar).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Reconciliation
CR 1
Mayor Harrison's Fedora
MMcAly 2
Played beforeOn Albums
[untitled]
SEgn 1
Boys of Malin
CR 1
Stone in the Field
JDr 3
Maud Miller
ACB 1
Matt Peoples
MMcAly 2

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 #30 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes. [available]
As reel #230 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): 1986