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Tune ID#4142 (Bill McEvoy's No.1)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Bill McEvoy's No.1 about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SRyan C (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBG Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Bill McEvoy's No.1 / Bill McEvoy's / McEvoys (2nd in set Bill McEvoy's Nos. 2 + 1 on SRyan C; 1st in set The Scottish Connection on LitN) (alo in E) (composed by Seán Ryan)
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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).
19672.5#2
20001#1
[RBys 2] Randal Bays. The Salmon's Leap. Randal Bays (fiddle, guitar).
~200210#1
[LitN] Christy Barry, Conor McCarthy, Cyril O'Donoghue. Late . . . in the Night. Christy Barry (flute, whistle, spoons), Conor McCarthy (accordion), Cyril O'Donoghue (bouzouki, guitar).
~20042#3
[TCllns 1] Tim Collins. Dancing on Silver. Tim Collins (concertina).
~201116#1
[SailCrvt] Paddy O'Brien, Tom Schaefer, Paul Wehling, Erin Hart. The Sailor's Cravat. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Tom Schaefer (fiddle), Paul Wehling (bouzouki), Erin Hart (vocals).
20129#3
[JKn 7] James Keane. Heir of the Dog. James Keane (accordion).
201412#2
[LfAllChk] Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen. Life Is All Checkered. Nathan Gourley (fiddle, guitar), Laura Feddersen (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Bill McEvoy's No.2
SRyan C
Larry Lavin's Choice
TCllns 1
Pretty Molly
JKn 7
Cocktail
LfAllChk
Played beforeOn Albums
Maid of Mount Kisco
RBys 2
London Lasses
LitN
Paddy Fahy's
SailCrvt
Blackberry Blossom
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.
On page 38 of [SR] Brian Ryan. The Hidden Ireland. The First Selection of Irish Traditional Compositions of Seán Ryan. [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