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Tune ID#3849 (Ownie Davy's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Ownie Davy'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 McGrCool (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):
Ownie Davy's / Owney Davey's / Davy's Reel / Ownie Davis' Reel / McGreevy's 2 / Ní fios (2nd in set Connie the Soldier on Sld 1) (also in Mixolydian)
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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).
~197216#1
[BHCMoher] Sean Ryan, Kathleen Ryan, Pat Lyons. Back Home to the Cliffs of Mohir [sic]. Sean Ryan (fiddle), Pat Lyons (accordion), Kathleen Ryan (piano).
~1974B.6#1
[McGrCool] McGreevy and Cooley. McGreevy and Cooley. John McGreevy (fiddle), Seamus Cooley (flute). For this tune: Johnny (fiddle).
~19883#2
[SCnly 1] Séamus Connolly. Notes from My Mind. Séamus Connolly (fiddle).
19991#2
[Sld 1] Slide. The Flying Pig. Aogán Lynch (concertina, whistle), Daire Bracken (fiddle, guitar, vocals), Mick Broderick (bouzouki), Éamonn de Barra (flute, piano, keyboards, whistle, vocals). For this tune: 1st time Aogán Lynch (concertina).
~20071#2
[ATrgs 1] Athena Tergis. A Letter Home. Athena Tergis (fiddle).
~20105#2
[MCny 2] Michael Cooney. Just Piping. Michael Cooney (pipes).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Cavan's Own
SCnly 1
Connie the SoldierSld 1
McGreevy's Favourite
ATrgs 1
Bonnie Ann
MCny 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Money in Both Pockets
BHCMoher, McGrCool
Patrick's Night
SCnly 1
Within a Mile of Dublin
Sld 1
Callaghan's
ATrgs 1
Master's Return
MCny 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 reel #193 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As reel #508 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): 1972