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Tune ID#399 (Tommy Coen's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Tommy Coen'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 DD 3 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Tommy Coen's / Tommy Coen's Memories / Coen's Memories / Cuimhní Uí Chomhain / Tommy Coen's Reel / Tommy Coen's Reel 1 / The Cottage in the Grove / Paddy Canny's / Speed the Plow / The Youngest Daughter (1st in set Tommy Coen's Reels 1 + 2 on SRyan C; 1st in set Tommy Coen's on BHCMoher and on Chlr 3) (also in G or D or A) (composed by Tommy Coen)
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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
19671.2#1
[SRyan C] Seán Ryan. A Collection of His Own Compositions and His Versions of Well Known Traditional Tunes. Seán Ryan (fiddle).
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~197210#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).
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~19809#1
[DD 3] Dé Danann. Mist Covered Mountain. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, viola, whistle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Charlie Piggott (banjo, mandolin, steel guitar), Alec Finn (bouzouki, mandocello, steel guitar), Johnny 'Ringo' McDonagh (bodhrán, bones). For this tune: 1st time solo Charlie (banjo), 2nd time with Frankie Gavin (fiddle), 3rd time adds Jackie (accordion).
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199212#1
[MH 1] Martin Hayes. Martin Hayes. Martin Hayes (fiddle).
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~199211#1
[MMM] Music at Matt Molloy's. Terry Crehan (fiddle), Matt Molloy (flute).
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~199413#1
[JCt 1] John Carty and Brian McGrath. The Cat that Ate the Candle. John Carty (banjo, fiddle), Brian McGrath (piano, banjo). For this tune: (banjo).
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~19964#1
[ECotter] Eamonn Cotter. Traditional Irish Music from County Clare. Eamonn Cotter (flute).
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~199717#1
[KHe] Kevin Henry. One's Own Place - A Family Tradition. Kevin Henry (flute, whistle, pipes, vocals).
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~19982#2
[KH] Kieran Hanrahan. Kieran Hanrahan Plays the Irish Tenor Banjo. Kieran Hanrahan (banjo).
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200010#3
[MOR 1] Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. The Nervous Man. Traditional Irish Music on Concertina. Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina). For this tune: (G#/D# concertina).
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~20043#2
[Ovld] Randal Bays and Dáithí Sproule. Overland. Randal Bays (fiddle, guitar), Dáithí Sproule (guitar, vocals).
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~200710#1
[Chlr 3] Chulrua. The Singing Kettle. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Patrick Ourceau (fiddle), Pat Egan (guitar, vocals).
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200816#2
[RBys 3] Randal Bays. Dig with It. Randal Bays (fiddle, guitar, harp).
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~20091#2
[MulcFam3] Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy. Reelin' in Tradition. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, melodeon), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (concertina, fiddle, harp, piano).
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~200911#2
[KClns 2] Kathleen Collins. My Book of Songs. Kathleen Collins (fiddle).
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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.
On page 108 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #323 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As reel #227 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As reel #362 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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): 1967