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Tune ID#4052 (Fionn O'Donnell)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Fionn O'Donnell about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording AtR 2 (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):
Fionn O'Donnell / Fionn O'Donnell's / Martin Wynne's / McGettrick's (1st in set Fionn O'Donnell on AtR 2)
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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).
~200112#1
[AtR 2] At the Racket. Mirth-Making Heroes. John Carty (fiddle, banjo), Brian McGrath (banjo, piano, keyboards), Seamus O'Donnell (flute, saxophone, vocals), Garry O'Briain (guitar, mandocello, piano), Brid Dooley (vocals).
~200311#2
[JCt 4] John Carty. At It Again. John Carty (fiddle). For this tune: with James (flute).
~20072#1
[PS 9] Patrick Street. On the Fly. Kevin Burke (fiddle), John Carty (fiddle, flute, banjo), Ged Foley (guitar, vocals), Andy Irvine (mandolin, mandola, bouzouki, harmonica, vocals).
20092#1
[LBCK] Kevin Griffin, Eoin O'Neill, Quentin Cooper. Live at the Burren Centre, Kilfenora. Kevin Griffin (banjo), Eoin O'Neill (bouzouki), Quentin Cooper (mandolin, banjo). For this tune: Kevin (banjo).
~201013#4
[DShrdn 1] Dave Sheridan. Drivin' Leitrim Timber. Dave Sheridan (flute, guitar). For this tune: (tenor guitar).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Lad O'Beirne's
JCt 4
Speed the Plough
DShrdn 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Caucus at Secaucus
AtR 2
Jackie Coleman's
PS 9
Kilcloon
LBCK
George White's Favourite
DShrdn 1

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 the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 2001