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Tune ID#4574 (Clare Reel)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Clare 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 SGMM (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Clare Reel, The / Clare Reel (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).
200511#1
[SGMM] Shannon, Gavin, McGoldrick and Murray. Tunes. Sharon Shannon (accordion), Frankie Gavin (fiddle), Michael McGoldrick (flute, whistle), Jim Murray (guitar).
~20071#1
[MH 5] Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill. Welcome Here Again. Martin Hayes (fiddle, viola), Dennis Cahill (guitar, mandolin, bass).
~201111#2
[Girsa 2] Girsa. A Sweeter Place. Deidre Brennan (vocals, fiddle, mandolin, banjo), Margaret Dudasik (vocals, fiddle, whistle, dobro), Maeve Flanagan (fiddle, whistle), Pamela Geraghty (vocals, accordion, guitar, djembe), Bernadette Flanagan (piano, bodhrán, dance), Blaithin Loughran (accordion), Emily McShane (vocals, piano, bodhrán, guitar), Kristen McShane (fiddle, shakers).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Úirchill an Chreagáin
Girsa 2
Played beforeOn Albums
When the Cock Crows It Is Day
SGMM
Lochaber Badger
Girsa 2

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 reel #890 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [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 only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1998