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Tune ID#4289 (Brocca Reel)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Brocca Reel about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording LC 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Brocca Reel, The / The Brocca (2nd in set Liz Carrolls on CHydn 2; 1st in set The Brocca on FullSt 3) (composed by Liz Carroll)
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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).
~19781#2
[LC 1] Liz Carroll. A Friend Indeed. Liz Carroll (fiddle).
19998#2
[CHydn 2] Cathal Hayden. Cathal Hayden. Cathal Hayden (fiddle, banjo). For this tune: (fiddle, banjo).
~201610#1
[FullSt 3] FullSet. Notes between the Lines. Janine Redmond (accordion), Marianne Knight (flute, vocals), Martino Vacca (pipes, whistle, backing vocals), Michael Harrison (fiddle, cello, backing vocals), Andrew Meaney (guitar), Eamonn Moloney (bodhrán, percussion, backing vocals).

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Monemohill Reel
LC 1
Finbarr Dwyer's
CHydn 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Richard Dwyer's
FullSt 3

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 45 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): 1978