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Tune ID#424 (Crowley's No. 2)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Crowley's No. 2 about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel24AABD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Crowley's No. 2 / Crowley's 2 / Crowley's Reel / Ríl Uí Chrualaoich / Crowley's (2nd in set Crowley's on MC; 2nd in set Crowley's Reels Nos 1 + 2 on SRyan C; 2nd in set Crowley's Reels on JOL 3, on CTL 5, on KH, and on TAM; 2nd in set Crowley's / Ríleanna an Chrualoaich on JCnly 1) (also singled or both parts doubled)
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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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[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
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19731#7 (10:52)
[JC] Joe Cooley. Cooley. Joe Cooley (accordion).
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[SRyan C] Seán Ryan. A Collection of His Own Compositions and His Versions of Well Known Traditional Tunes. Seán Ryan (fiddle).
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[BBow 1] Jackie Daly, Séamus & Manus McGuire. Buttons and Bows. Jackie Daly (accordion, concertina), Séamus McGuire (fiddle, viola), Manus McGuire (fiddle).
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[JCnly 1] Johnny Connolly. An tOileán Aerach. Johnny Connolly (melodeon). For this tune: (D melodeon).
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[BPower] Brendan Power. New Irish Harmonica. Brendan Power (harmonica).
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[JOL 3] Johnny O'Leary. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. Johnny O'Leary (accordion).
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[CTL 5] Cherish the Ladies. New Day Dawning. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle, vocals), Mary Coogan (guitar, mandolin, banjo), Mary Rafferty (accordion, whistle), Donna Long (piano, fiddle, vocals), Siobhan Egan (fiddle, bodhrán, whistle), Aoife Clancy (vocals, guitar).
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[KH] Kieran Hanrahan. Kieran Hanrahan Plays the Irish Tenor Banjo. Kieran Hanrahan (banjo).
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[CrssCl] Seamus Glackin, Brendan Begley, Michael O'Brien, Mary Corcoran, Mick Gaynor. Crossroads Céilí. Seamus Glackin (fiddle), Brendan Begley (accordion), Michael O'Brien (flute), Mary Corcoran (piano), Mick Gaynor (drums).
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[TAM] Joe Burke, Brian Conway and Felix Dolan. A Tribute to Andy McGann. Joe Burke (accordion), Brian Conway (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano).
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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 59 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As tune #19 in volume 3 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #310 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As reel #53 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #48 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [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): 1935