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Tune ID#3643 (Padraig O'Keefe's Favourite)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Padraig O'Keefe's Favourite about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JOL 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars4-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slide32AABBA Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Padraig O'Keefe's Favourite / Pádraig O'Keeffe's Favourite / Patsy Healy's / The Brosna Slide / An Bhrosna / Cnoc na gClárach / Reagan's Slide / Rein us up / Rejected Suitor (3rd in set Brosna Slides on KoKerry; for 4th figure of Borlin Valley Polka Set on MISD 6; 4th in set Spry Slides on Sld 3; 3rd in set Big Mikey's Slides on SBJM 2) (compare, reversed parts, Regan's #3108)
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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).
197710#3
[JOL 1] Johnny O'Leary. Music for the Set. Traditional Irish Music from Sliabh Luachra. Johnny O'Leary (accordion).
~19771.5#3
[KoKerry] Jimmy Doyle & Dan O'Leary. Traditional Music from the Kingdom of Kerry. Jimmy Doyle (accordion), Dan O'Leary (fiddle).
~197713#3
[RshMtn] The Rushy Mountain. Johnny O'Leary (accordion).
~19962.3#2
[MISD 6] Donncha Lynch Trio. The Magic of Irish Set Dancing. Vol. 6. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogán Lynch (concertina), Donncha Lynch Jr. (guitar).
~20005#2
[DH 3] Dan Herlihy and John Drew. The Ballydesmond Polka. Traditional Irish Music from Sliabh Luachra Played By Dan Herlihy and John Drew. Dan Herlihy (accordion), John Drew (mandocello).
200214#5
[DLB] Donncha Lynch Band. Timmy 'the Brit' McCarthy's Set Dances of Cork and Kerry. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogan Lynch (concertina), Ronan Lynch (fiddle), Donncha Lynch, Jr. (guitar).
~20061#4
[Sld 3] Slide. Overneath. Éamonn de Barra (flute, whistle, bodhrán, piano, vocals), Daire Bracken (fiddle, guitar, strings, vocals), Aogán Lynch (concertina, whistle, vocals), Mick Broderick (bouzouki, cittern, mandolin, vocals).
20079#3
[Aths 1] Áthas. Áthas. Heather Lewin-Tiarks (fiddle, viola, cello), Amy Richter (bodhrán, djembe, whistle), Jeff Ksiazek (guitar, whistle, flute).
~20094#4
[SBJM 2] Seamus Begley and Jim Murray. Éirí Go Lá. Seamus Begley (accordion, vocals), Jim Murray (guitar, electric bass, keyboards, backing vocals, accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Scartaglen Slide
JOL 1, RshMtn, KoKerry
Cis Liathain
MISD 6, DLB, Sld 3
Behind the Bush in the Garden
DH 3
Micko Russell's Slide
Aths 1
Brosna Slide
SBJM 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Nelly Mahony's
DH 3, DLB

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 #53 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As tune #86 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
On page 33 of [SLoP] Paul Deloughery. Sliabh Luachra on Parade. [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): 1977