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Tune ID#4504 (Major Moran's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Major Moran'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 JCt 4 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel24ABCG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Major Moran's / Ríl an Mhaoir Ó Móráin / Major Moran's #1 (2nd in set Frankie's Reels on AKG 2) (compare Dan Cronin's #3231)
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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).
~20034#1
[JCt 4] John Carty. At It Again. John Carty (fiddle). For this tune: with James (Eb flute).
~20069#1
[JasCt] James Carty. Upon My Soul. James Carty (flute). For this tune: (D flute).
200715#1
[CMcEv 3] Catherine McEvoy. The Home Ruler. Traditional Irish Flute Music. Catherine McEvoy (flute).
201111#1
[JigUp] The Jig Is Up!. First Steps. Judd Heartsill (accordion, flute), Larry Mallette (flute, whistle), Diehl Moran (fiddle, banjo), Matthew Lewis (guitar, flute, whistle), Robert Shaddox (bodhrán, vocals). For this tune: Larry Mallette (flute), Matthew Lewis (flute).
~201412#2
[AKG 2] Alan Kelly Gang. The Last Bell. Rathcoole Sessions. Alan Kelly (piano accordion), Steph Geremia (flute, vocals, saxophone, whistle), Alasdair White (fiddle), Tony Byrne (guitar), Manus Lunny (bouzouki, guitar, harmony vocals).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Frankie Drains
AKG 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Peg McGrath's Reel
JCt 4, JasCt
Mystery Reel
CMcEv 3
Big Pat's Reel
JigUp
Ballybranaghan Stomp
AKG 2

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 only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 2003