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Tune ID#3423 (Jimmy Giblin's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Jimmy Giblin'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 NF (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel24ABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Jimmy Giblin's / Jimmy Giblin's Reel / Ríl Shéamais Uí Ghibealláin / Brian Rooney's (also 2nd part singled)
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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).
~1978A.8#1
[NF] Joe Shannon, Johnny McGreevy. The Noonday Feast. Joe Shannon (pipes), Johnny McGreevy (fiddle). For this tune: Johnny McGreevy (fiddle).
~19997#1
[BRny 1] Brian Rooney. The Godfather. Brian Rooney (fiddle).
20121#1
[JKn 7] James Keane. Heir of the Dog. James Keane (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Glentaun Reel
BRny 1
Drag Her around the Road
JKn 7

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 #118 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As 12 (Treoir) in [L] Alan's private loose music.

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): 1978