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Tune ID#4113 (Chandelier)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Chandelier about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording AFL (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Chandelier, The / Liz Carroll's (with high part as intro on Alt 1) (composed by Liz Carroll in the mid 1970s)
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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).
~20021#2
[AFL] Michael McGoldrick and John McSherry. At First Light. Michael McGoldrick (flute, whistle, pipes, bodhrán), John McSherry (pipes, whistle). For this tune: Michael (flute), John (pipes), Aidan O'Rourke (fiddle) and/or Dazi Donnelly (fiddle).
~200311#1
[MatH] Brendan Bulger, Marty Fahey, Kathleen Gavin. Music at the House. Brendan Bulger (fiddle), Marty Fahey (accordion, piano), Kathleen Gavin (piano).
200714#2
[AbsIr] Absolutely Irish. Liz Carroll (fiddle).
20096#3
[RoClare] Riches of Clare. John Moloney, Elaine Hogan, Sheila Garry, John Kelly.
~20091#1
[LCJD 2] Liz Carroll and John Doyle. Double Play. Liz Carroll (fiddle), John Doyle (guitar, bouzouki, mandola, vocals).
~20146#2
[Alt 1] The Alt. The Alt. John Doyle (vocals, guitar, bouzouki, mandola), Nuala Kennedy (vocals, flute, whistle), Eamon O'Leary (vocals, guitar, bouzouki). For this tune: Nuala (F whistle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Farewell to Connaught
AFL
Never Was Piping So Gay
AbsIr
Mayor Harrison's Fedora
RoClare
Played beforeOn Albums
Brendan's Reel
AFL
Christmas in America
MatH
Paddy Fahey's #25
AbsIr
Anne Lacey
LCJD 2

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.
On page 35 of [LC] Liz Carroll. Collected. [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): 2002