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Tune ID#3932 (Ballygow Reel)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Ballygow 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 PS 3 (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):
Ballygow Reel, The (also in A) (compare 1st part with 1st part of Buck Moran's #3145) (composed by Phil Murphy)
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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).
~19838#1
[TripCull] Phil, John and Pip Murphy. The Trip to Cullenstown. Phil Murphy (harmonica), John Murphy (harmonica), Pip Murphy (harmonica). For this tune: Phil (Bb harmonica).
~19907#3
[PS 3] Patrick Street. Irish Times. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Andy Irvine (vocals, harmonica, mandolin, bouzouki), Gerry O'Beirne (vocals, guitar), James Kelly (fiddle), Declan Masterson (pipes, whistle, keyboards), Jackie Daly (accordion), Arty McGlynn (guitar), Bill Whelan (keyboards).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Rolling Reel
PS 3
Played beforeOn Albums
Trip to Cullenstown
TripCull
Road to Town
PS 3

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1983