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Tune ID#3424 (Patsy Campbell's Reel)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Patsy Campbell's 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 RF (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Patsy Campbell's Reel / Patsy Campbell / Patsy Campbell's / Campbell's Reel / Candles (also singled) (compare Job of Journeywork #956)
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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).
19741#1
[RF] Miko, Pakie and Gussie Russell. The Russell Family of Doolin, County Clare. Miko Russell (whistle, flute, vocals), Gussie Russell (whistle), Pakie Russell (concertina). For this tune: Miko (whistle), Gussie (whistle).
19931.23#3
[MR 10] Micho Russell. Rarities and Old Favorites 1949-1993. Micho Russell (whistle, flute, vocals). For this tune: (whistle).
~19939#2
[MR 6] Micho Russell. The Limestone Rock. Micho Russell (whistle). For this tune: (D whistle).
20022.10#1

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Dark Lochnagar
MR 10, MR 6
Played beforeOn Albums
Morning Thrush
KCThtr

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 #23 in volume 3 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #53 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session 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): 1974