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Tune ID#4489 (All Round the Room)

Transcription of first 2 bars of All Round the Room about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording CaBrdg (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
All Round the Room / Timpeall an tSeomra / The Light Horseman's Reel (compare 1st part with 1st part of Matt Peoples #1937)
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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).
~20021#2
[CaBrdg] Niall and Cillian Vallely. Callan Bridge. Niall Vallely (concertina), Cillian Vallely (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (concertina), (pipes).
~20101#2
[Tda 4] Téada. Ceol and Cuimhne. Music and Memory. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, piano), Paul Finn (accordion), Damien Stenson (flute), Seán McElwain (guitar, bouzouki), Tristan Rosenstock (bodhrán). For this tune: Paul Finn (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Reel of Rio
CaBrdg
Miss Cassidy's
Tda 4
Played beforeOn Albums
Merry Thatcher
CaBrdg
Ballintra Lass
Tda 4

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 #106 in [CRE 4] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 4. [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): 1894