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Tune ID#3999 (Cill Beathach)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Cill Beathach about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SCnly 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABD Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Cill Beathach / The Kilbaha / Delia Crowley's / The Laurel Groves / Scully Casey's / Mrs. Galvin's / Tom Steele / The Bag of Turf
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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).
~197516#1
[BC 4] Bobby Casey. Maestro. Bobby Casey (fiddle).
~19888#1
[SCnly 1] Séamus Connolly. Notes from My Mind. Séamus Connolly (fiddle).
20148#2
[LfAllChk] Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen. Life Is All Checkered. Nathan Gourley (fiddle, guitar), Laura Feddersen (fiddle).
~201515#2
[RBPOL 3] Ronan Browne and Peter O'Loughlin. The Legacy. Ronan Browne (pipes, flute), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle, flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Old Wooden Bridge
LfAllChk
Achonry Lasses
RBPOL 3
Played beforeOn Albums
Ragged Hank of Yarn
BC 4
Dancing in Allihies
SCnly 1
Heather Breeze
LfAllChk

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 #196 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1. [available]
As tune #20 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): 1963