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Tune ID#4580 (Flowing Bowl)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Flowing Bowl about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MOK (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):
Flowing Bowl, The / The Moibhin / The Moveen Reel / The Wild Irishman (2nd in set Donegal Reels on DD HR) (also in A) (very similar to Wild Irishman #652 but distinguished by the opening phrase of the low part; also compare 1st part with 1st part of Bonnie Ann #2716 and with 1st part of Flowers of Redhill #2419)
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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).
~19621.1#1
[VCbl] Vincent Campbell. The Purple Heather. Vincent Campbell (fiddle).
~1973B.8#1
[AClareSn] Willy Clancy and various. A Clare Session with Willy Clancy and Friends. Willy Clancy (pipes), presumably with Peadar O'Loughlin (flute), Jimmy Ward (banjo), Martin Talty, and others.
~19782.5#3
[Oisn 2] Oisín. Bealoideas. Seamus McGowan (guitar, vocals), Tom McDonagh (bouzouki), Geraldine McGowan (vocals, bodhrán, recorder), Brian McDonagh (guitar, mandolin), Mick Davis (fiddle, vocals).
19931#3
[MOK] Máire O'Keeffe. Cóisir. House Party. Máire O'Keeffe (fiddle).
~19952#2
[DD HR] De Dannan. Hibernian Rhapsody. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute), Alec Finn (bouzouki, guitar), Colm Murphy (bodhrán), Derek Hickey (accordion), Tommy Flemming (vocals).
~19962#1
[Sol 1] Solas. Solas. Seamus Egan (flute, whistle, guitar, pipes, bodhrán, vocals), Karan Casey (vocals), John Doyle (guitar, vocals), Winifred Horan (fiddle, vocals), John Williams (accordion, concertina, vocals).
199714#2
[OAces] O'Aces. Ón Oíche go Maidin. Martin Dowling (fiddle), Davy Maguire (flute), Jason O'Rourke (concertina), Kevin Dorris (bouzouki), Paul McSherry (guitar).
19977#2
[JKn 4] James Keane. With Friends Like These. James Keane (accordion). For this tune: with Matt Molloy (flute).
~19983#1
[JMcE] John McEvoy. Returning. John McEvoy (fiddle).
~20075#2
[Chlr 3] Chulrua. The Singing Kettle. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Patrick Ourceau (fiddle), Pat Egan (guitar, vocals).
20141#2
[SSands] Seamus Sands. Across Bridges. Traditional Irish Fiddle Playing. Seamus Sands (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Cooley's
Oisn 2
Game of Love
MOK
Sporting Paddy
DD HR
Miss Lyon's Fancy
OAces
Hunter's Purse
JKn 4
Behind the Ditch in Páirc Anna
Chlr 3
Corney Is Coming
SSands
Played beforeOn Albums
Maid of Hollywell
MOK
Máire Breathnach's #1
Sol 1
Tilly Finn's
JKn 4
Market Day
JMcE
Ivy Leaf
Chlr 3
Flowers of Redhill
SSands

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 #1297 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #562 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 113 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 36 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.

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): 1903