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Tune ID#3526 (Lovely Bannion)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Lovely Bannion about these two bars
These two bars are quoted from the transcription in the book ER (details in the Bibliography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?BarsMode ?
Highland16D Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Lovely Bannion / Bits and Pieces (composed by Ed Reavy)
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Discography cd

Here is the sole recording of this tune considering only the indexed recordings.

Click play below to hear the first 12 seconds.
Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
19885#2 (3:28)
[GFA] The Green Fields of America. Live in Concert. Mick Moloney (banjo, mandolin, guitar, tres, vocals), Robbie O'Connell (guitar, vocals), Jimmy Keane (piano accordion, synthesizers, vocals), Eileen Ivers (fiddle), Seamus Egan (pipes, flute, whistle, bodhrán, tres).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Corncrake
GFA
Played beforeOn Albums
Both Meat and Dhrink
GFA

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 recording listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #122 in [ER] Joseph M. Reavy (compiler). The Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy. [available]
As tune #300 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 only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1988