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Tune ID#3740 (Rattigan's Reel)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Rattigan's 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 SltSdt (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Rattigan's Reel / Rattigan's / Rattigans / Rhattigan's / Rhattigan's Reel / Redigan's / Redigans / Redican's / Larry Redican's / Ríl an Riabhaigh / Reavy's Reel (1st in set The Inisfail on KCB 6) (composed by Larry Redican aka Larry Redigan)

cd Discography

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. Performers (instruments). Go to album
19601.22#1
[SltSdt] Seoltaí Séidte. Setting Sail. Sean McLaughlin (fiddle).
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~19743#1
[KCB 3] [The Kilfenora Ceili Band]. [The Kilfenora Céilí Band].
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~19951.11#1
[JCrehan] Junior Crehan. The Last House in Ballymakea. Junior Crehan (fiddle, vocals, concertina). For this tune: Junior Crehan (fiddle), Tony Crehan (concertina), Angela Crehan (whistle), Ita Crehan (whistle), P.J. Crotty (flute), Bobby Casey (fiddle), Eamon McGivney (fiddle).
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200217#1
[LAC] Tom and Kerry Barrett. Lios A'Cheoil. Traditional Irish Music. Tom Barrett (fiddle), Kerry Barrett (fiddle).
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~200213#1
[KCB 6] The Kilfenora Céilí Band. Live in Lisdoonvarna. Anne Rynne (fiddle), Conor McCarthy (accordion), Garry Shannon (flute), Tim Collins (concertina), Sheila Garry (fiddle), Fintan McMahon (piano), Anne Marie McCormack (fiddle), John Lynch (banjo), Sean Griffin (drums), Anthony Quigney (flute).
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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 very similar to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #45 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #79 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
As tune #190 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. [available]
As reel #219 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [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): 1960