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Tune ID#3469 (Achonry Lasses)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Achonry Lasses about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MGm (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Achonry Lasses, The / Achonry Lasses / The Aconry Lasses / The Anchonry Lasses / Gearrchailiú Achadh Conaire (compare Jimeen Gannon's Delight #3447)
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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).
19271.7#1
[MGm] Michael Gorman. The Sligo Champion. The Fiddle Music of County Sligo. Michael Gorman (fiddle, vocals). For this tune: Tom Gannon (fiddle).
19826#1
[Plx 7] Planxty. Words and Music. Christy Moore (guitar, vocals, bodhrán), Andy Irvine (bouzouki, mandolin, vocals, harmonica), Liam O'Flynn (pipes, whistle), Donal Lunny (guitar, bouzouki, bowed psaltery, spinet, dulcimer, bodhrán, synthesizer). For this tune: Liam (pipes), with James Kelly? (fiddle).
~201515#1
[RBPOL 3] Ronan Browne and Peter O'Loughlin. The Legacy. Ronan Browne (pipes, flute), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle, flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Five-Mile Chase
MGm
Mountain Lark
Plx 7
Cill Beathach
RBPOL 3

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 #158 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [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): 1927