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Tune ID#3901 (Danny Meehan's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Danny Meehan'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 TP 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel24ABCD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Danny Meehan's / Danny Meehan's Reel / McCahill's Reel / Ríl Mhic Chathail / Mac Cathal's (2nd in set McCahill's Reels on TP 2) (compare 1st part with 1st part of McFadden's #1254)
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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).
~197612#2
[TP 2] Tommy Peoples and Paul Brady. The High Part of the Road. Tommy Peoples (fiddle), Paul Brady (guitar).
~200811#2
[SMTOD] Stéphanie Makem and Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn. Ceol is Píob. Stéphanie Makem (vocals), Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn (pipes).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
MaCahills Reel [McCahill's Reel]
TP 2
Tommy Peoples'
SMTOD
Played beforeOn Albums
Buntata agus Sgadán
SMTOD

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 #41 in volume 4 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #142 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [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): 1974