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Tune ID#369 (Con McGinley's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Con McGinley'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 JByrne 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Con McGinley's / Con McGinleys / The Limerick Lasses / Gearrchailí Luimnigh / Over the Bridge to Beeta / Over the Bridge to Betty / The Merry Wives / Baintreach Mná / Ríl Shingil Pheadair Uí Ighne / Johnny Loughran's (2nd in set The Green Fields of Miltown on Drv 1) (also in C; compare in Dorian mode Jessie over the Bridge #933; compare 1st part with 1st part of Last Night's Fun #1104 and with 1st part of Cliffs of Glencolumbkille #337)
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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).
19901.1#1
[JByrne 1] James Byrne. The Road to Glenlough. James Byrne (fiddle).
~199118#2
[MV] Maiden Voyage. Live Traditional Irish Music Session from Pepper's Bar, Feakle, Co. Clare. Tommy Peoples (fiddle), Siobhán Peoples (fiddle), Andrew McNamara (accordion), Kevin Crawford (flute), P.J. King (accordion), Páraic Mac Donnchadha (banjo), Pat Marsh (bouzouki), Joe Bane (whistle), John Maloney (bodhrán), Séan Mac Donnchadha (vocals).
~19923#2
[Drv 1] Dervish. Harmony Hill. Cathy Jordan (vocals, bodhrán, bones), Liam Kelly (flute, whistle, vocals), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Shane McAleer (fiddle, viola), Brian McDonagh (mandola, mandolin), Michael Holmes (bouzouki, guitar).
~19964#2
[A B] Altan. Blackwater. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Ciaran Tourish (fiddle, whistle, vocals), Dermot Byrne (accordion), Ciaran Curran (bouzouki, guitar-bouzouki), Mark Kelly (guitar, vocals), Dáithi Sproule (guitar, vocals).
~19974#1
[BBg 2] Brendan Begley. We Won't Go Home 'til Morning. Brendan Begley (accordion, melodeon, vocals). For this tune: (accordion), with Dermot McLaughlin (fiddle).
~20009#1
[CMcCnl 2] Cathal McConnell. Long Expectant Comes at Last. Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle, vocals). For this tune: (flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Esthers Arrival
MV
Sweet Flowers of Miltown
Drv 1
[untitled] Strathspey
A B
Played beforeOn Albums
Martín Sheamuis' Reel
Drv 1
Newfoundland
A B
Mary O'the Wisp
BBg 2
Kathleen Marie
CMcCnl 2

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 #168 in [CRE 4] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 4. [available]
As reel #65 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [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): 1947