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Tune ID#4486 (Johnny Gorman's Reel)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Johnny Gorman's 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 JCt 3 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Barn dance32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Johnny Gorman's Reel / Johnny Gorman's / Coleman's / Michael Coleman's / Paddy Shannon's / Damhsa Sciobóil Phadaí Uí Sheanáin (2nd in set Far from Home on JCt 3; 1st in McFadden's Handsome Daugher Set on PttW) (also as reel) (compare distantly Far from Home #603)
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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).
~199812#1
[JOCBM] Johnny Óg Connolly and Brian McGrath. Dreaming up the Tunes. Johnny Óg Connolly (accordion), Brian McGrath (banjo).
~20012#2
[JCt 3] John Carty. Yeh, That's All It Is. John Carty (fiddle, guitar).
~20071#1
[PttW] Matt Molloy and John Carty with Arty McGlynn. Pathway to the Well. Matt Molloy (flute), John Carty (fiddle), Arty McGlynn (guitar).
20108#2
[MCnDMn] Mick Conneely and David Munnelly. 'Tis What It Is. Mick Conneely (fiddle, bouzouki), David Munnelly (accordion, melodeon).
~20104#2
[DShrdn 1] Dave Sheridan. Drivin' Leitrim Timber. Dave Sheridan (flute, guitar).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Michael Coleman's
JCt 3
Merry Girl
MCnDMn
Fisher's Hornpipe
DShrdn 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Flanagan Meets O'Hanlon
JOCBM
Galway Rambler
PttW
Road to Town
DShrdn 1

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): 1998