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Tune ID#3440 (Michael Creamer's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Michael Creamer'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 COG 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Michael Creamer's / Creamer's Reel / Creamers Reel / Michael Cramer's / Cramer's Reel / Cramer's / Ríl Mhichíl Tréinfhir / The Tinker's Daughter / Josie McDermott's / Charlie Harris's / The Burren / The Olive Flute (1st in set Lucky in Love on JoeMcK) (composed by Josie McDermott, although only according to the ST ES source)
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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).
199013#1
[COG 1] Conal O Gráda. The Top of Coom. Conal Ó Gráda (flute).
~19961#1
[ST ES] Seamus Tansey. Easter Snow. Seamus Tansey (flute).
~19988#1
[McNamFam] McNamara Family. Leitrim's Hidden Treasure. Michael McNamara (flute), Brian McNamara (pipes), Ray McNamara (pipes, whistle), Ciarán McNamara (flute), Enda McNamara (fiddle), Deirdre McNamara (concertina), Frank Kelly (piano), Mick Giblin (guitar), Barry Carroll (hammered dulcimer).
~20019#1
[JoeMcK] Joe McKenna. The Irish Low Whistle. Joe McKenna (whistle, pipes, keyboards, piano). For this tune: (low F whistle), with Mary Bergin (high F whistle).
~201015#1
[NcGvsky] NicGaviskey. Home away from Home. Sean Gavin (flute), Bernadette Nic Gabhann (fiddle), Caitlín Nic Gabhann (concertina), Sean McComiskey (accordion).
20116#3
[LTC 1] Long Time Courting. Alternate Routes. Ariel Friedman (cello, vocals), Liz Simmon (guitar, vocals), Shannon Heaton (flute, whistle, vocals), Sarah Blair (fiddle, vocals).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
George White's Favourite
LTC 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Miss McGuiness
COG 1
Kitty Gone a Milking
ST ES
Humours of Toomagh
McNamFam
Lucky in Love
JoeMcK
Jack Coughlan's Fancy
NcGvsky

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 reel #175 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As reel #291 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As reel #35 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #140 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. [available]
As tune #44 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): 1986