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Tune ID#3612 (Bill Harte's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Bill Harte'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 JW 2 (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):
Bill Harte's / Bill Harte's Reel / Ríl Liaim Uí Airt / Sarah Hobbs / Sarah Hobb's (also in E or A) (compare 1st part with 1st parts of both Flower of the Flock #645 and #3690)
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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).
~199916#2
[JqMcC] Jacqueline McCarthy. The Hidden Note. Jacqueline McCarthy (concertina).
~20019#1
[JW 2] John Williams. Steam. John Williams (accordion, concertina, whistle, flute, bodhrán). For this tune: (concertina), with Liz Carroll (fiddle).
~20025#2
[Tda 1] Téada. Téada. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, vocals, whistle, piano), John Blake (flute, whistle, guitar, piano), Seán McElwain (banjo, bouzouki, vocals), Tristan Rosenstock (bodhrán, vocals). For this tune: Oisín (fiddle).
~200313#2
[KLO] Mick O'Brien agus Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. Kitty Lie Over. Mick O'Brien (pipes, whistle), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle, whistle). For this tune: (B whistle), (B whistle).
~20054#3
[MulcFam2] Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy. Notes from the Heart. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, melodeon), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (fiddle, concertina, harp, piano).
20091#1
[Hmmrs] The Hammers. From Distant Shores. Paul Hammer (mandolin, banjo), Susan Hammer (whistle, concertina). For this tune: (mandolin).
20165#3
[TrklHwl] John Blake, Mairéad Hurley, Nathan Gourley. The Truckley Howl. John Blake (guitar, flute, piano), Mairéad Hurley (concertina), Nathan Gourley (fiddle, guitar).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Kitty Gone a Milking
JqMcC
Micho Russell's
Tda 1
Dillon Brown
KLO
John Egan's Reel
MulcFam2
Patsy Geary's
TrklHwl
Played beforeOn Albums
Mountain Lark
JW 2
Green Gates
Tda 1
Billy McComiskey's
Hmmrs

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 #110 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1. [available]
On page 243 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [available]
As reel #350 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As reel #763 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc 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): 1963