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Tune ID#4208 (Castle Bray)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Castle Bray about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording WaMoDub (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?BarsMode ?
Highland16A Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Castle Bray / Castle Bray Highland / Ed Reavey's (composed by Ed Reavy)
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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).
199512#2
[WaMoDub] Paul McGrattan, Paul O'Shaughnessy. Within a Mile of Dublin. Paul McGrattan (flute), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle). For this tune: Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle).
19993#2
[LD 1] Liz Doherty. Last Orders. Liz Doherty (fiddle).
19998#1
[MOBAL] Michelle O'Brien, Aogán Lynch and Gavin Rolston [sic]. Michelle O'Brien, Aogán Lynch and Gavin Ralston. Michelle O'Brien (fiddle), Aogán Lynch (concertina), Gavin Ralston (guitar). For this tune: Michelle (fiddle)..

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Na Gamhna Geala
WaMoDub
Jimmy Lyon's
LD 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Miss Johnson
WaMoDub
Falls of Altnarie
LD 1
Follow Me Down
MOBAL

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 #121 in [ER] Joseph M. Reavy (compiler). The Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy. [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): 1995