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Tune ID#3647 (Murphy's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Murphy'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 KB UC (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):
Murphy's / Phil Murphy's / Pip Murphys / Jack Coen's / Seán Walsh's / Jack Ryan's / The Dingle Reel (3rd in set The Raheen Medley on KB UC and on PS 7) (also in G) (composed by Phil Murphy)
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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).
~19848#3
[KB UC] Kevin Burke. Up Close. Kevin Burke (fiddle). For this tune: with Murphy family (harmonicas).
19986#3
[JKn 5] James Keane. Sweeter as the Years Roll By. James Keane (accordion). For this tune: with Aoife O'Connor (concertina), members of Turas: Liam O'Connor (fiddle), Ronan Ryan (flute), Brian Fitzgerald (banjo).
19982#3
[PS 7] Patrick Street. Live from Patrick Street. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Andy Irvine (vocals, bouzouki, mandolin, hurdy-gurdy, harmonica), Ged Foley (guitar, fiddle).
~199912#2
[JOH 1] John O'Halloran. "But Why, Johnny?". John O'Halloran (accordion). For this tune: (C# accordion), with Brendan Larrissey (fiddle).
~20006#1
[MulcFam1] The Mulcahy Family. The Mulcahy Family. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, concertina), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (accordion, concertina, harp). For this tune: with Mick Moloney (banjo).
~20025#3
[EON] Eoin O'Neill. In Session. Eoin O'Neill (bouzouki, fiddle). For this tune: Eddie Moloney (mandolin).
~20061#3
[LLses 3] The London Lasses and Pete Quinn. Enchanted Lady. Elaine Conwell (fiddle), Karen Ryan (fiddle, whistle, mandola, banjo), Maureen Linane (accordion), Dee Havlin (flute, whistle), Kathleen O'Sullivan (vocals).
20095#2
[DPss 2] Dan Possumato. Pulling Out the Stops. Traditional Music and Song of Ireland. Dan Possumato (accordion).
~20147#1
[MMcNmr 3] Mary MacNamara. Note for Note. Mary MacNamara (concertina). For this tune: (Bb/F concertina).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Trip to Cullenstown
KB UC, PS 7
Aughacashel
JKn 5, EON
But Why Johnny?
JOH 1
Jimmy O'Reilly's
LLses 3
Played beforeOn Albums
Drunken Landlady
JOH 1
Boston Boys
MulcFam1
Stony Steps
MMcNmr 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 reel #72 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): 1984