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Tune ID#3602 (Wedding Reel)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Wedding 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 Lu 3 (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):
Wedding Reel, The / Wedding Reel / McLeod's Farewell (1st in set Morning Nightcap on Lu 3 and Lu 7) (also in E) (composed by Donald Shaw)
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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).
~198912#2
[GdMxr] Noel O Grady, Henry Benagh, John Carty, Marcus Hernon. The Good Mixer.
~200113#1
[HOP] Claire Byrne, Darragh Murphy, Barry Kerr, Patrick Davey. The Humours of Piping. Claire Byrne (pipes), Darragh Murphy (pipes), Barry Kerr (pipes), Patrick Davey (pipes). For this tune: Darragh.
~20019#2
[JCt 3] John Carty. Yeh, That's All It Is. John Carty (fiddle, guitar). For this tune: (tenor? guitar).
~200111#1
[Lu 3] Lúnasa. The Merry Sisters of Fate. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle), Seán Smyth (fiddle, whistle), Cillian Vallely (pipes, whistle), Donogh Hennessy (guitar, whistle), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass). For this tune: 1st time Seán Smyth (fiddle).
20061#1
[Lu 7] Lúnasa. The Story So Far .... Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhran), Sean Smyth (fiddle, whistle), Cillian Vallely (pipes, whistle), Mike McGoldrick (flute, pipes), John McSherry (pipes), Donogh Hennessy (guitar), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass, cello), Paul Meehan (guitar). For this tune: 1st time Seán Smyth (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Calliope House
GdMxr
George White's Favourite
JCt 3
Played beforeOn Albums
Good Morning to Your Nightcap
Lu 3, Lu 7
Lucky in Love
HOP

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1989