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Tune ID#4360 (Lad O'Beirne's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Lad O'Beirne's about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording PS 4 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBF Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Lad O'Beirne's / Ríl Leaid Uí Bheirn / Lad O'Beirnes / Lad O'Beirn's (1st in set Mouth of the Tobique on SS 3; 3rd in set JB's on PRynne 1) (also in D)
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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).
~19933#2
[PS 4] Patrick Street. All in Good Time. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Andy Irvine (vocals, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica), Arty McGlynn (guitar), Bill Whelan (keyboards, vocals). For this tune: Kevin (fiddle).
~199511#1
[JsMrsh 2] Josephine Marsh. Josephine Marsh. Josephine Marsh (accordion, concertina). For this tune: (accordion), with John Weir (fiddle).
~19971#1
[SS 3] Sharon Shannon. Each Little Thing. Sharon Shannon (accordion, fiddle, whistle). For this tune: with Michelle O'Brian [sic] (fiddle).
~20004#2
[MulcFam1] The Mulcahy Family. The Mulcahy Family. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, concertina), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (accordion, concertina, harp). For this tune: Michelle (harp).
~200411#3
[PRynne 1] Pádraig Rynne. Bye a While. Pádraig Rynne (concertina).
20085#4
[RedW] The Red Wellies. The Red Wellies. Claudine "Beanie" Odell (fiddle), Duncan Wickel (fiddle, pipes), Vincent Fogarty (bouzouki).
~201213#2
[MiMulc] Michelle Mulcahy. Suaimhneas. Michelle Mulcahy (harp).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Frank Quinn's Reel
PS 4
Culfodda Reel
MulcFam1
J.B. Reel
PRynne 1
Chicago Reel
RedW
Mick O'Connor's
MiMulc
Played beforeOn Albums
Quinn's
PS 4
Phyllis's Birthday
JsMrsh 2
Dowd's Favourite
SS 3
Matt Peoples
MiMulc

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1993