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Tune ID#3288 (Finbar Dwyer's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Finbar Dwyer'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 MB 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABA Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Finbar Dwyer's / Naughton's / Mary Bergins / Ríl gan ainm / Gan Ainm / Molly Bán (1st in set Japanese Stair on Sld 1; 3rd in set The Rambles of Kitty on JMcSh 1) (also doubled) (compare Molly Bán #590 and Shoemaker's Daughter #2389)
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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).
~19791#1
[MB 1] Mary Bergin. Feadóga Stáin. Traditional Irish Music on the Tin Whistle. Mary Bergin (whistle). For this tune: (Eb whistle).
19997#1
[Sld 1] Slide. The Flying Pig. Aogán Lynch (concertina, whistle), Daire Bracken (fiddle, guitar, vocals), Mick Broderick (bouzouki), Éamonn de Barra (flute, piano, keyboards, whistle, vocals).
~20011#2
[JoeMcK] Joe McKenna. The Irish Low Whistle. Joe McKenna (whistle, pipes, keyboards, piano). For this tune: (low F whistle).
~20106#3
[JMcSh 1] John McSherry. Soma. John McSherry (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes, whistle), Dónal O'Connor (fiddle).
~20126#3
[KC 3] Kevin Crawford. Carrying the Tune. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle). For this tune: (Eb flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Colonel Fraser
JoeMcK
Miss Ramsey
JMcSh 1
John Egan's Reel
KC 3
Played beforeOn Albums
Ah Surely
MB 1
Eddie Kelly's
Sld 1

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 #123 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As tune #90 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [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): 1979