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Tune ID#471 (Dash to Portobello)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Dash to Portobello about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MG (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Dash to Portobello, The / Dash to Portobello / An Ruaig ar Phortobello / Dash to Portabella / Port Gael-Linn / The Gael Linn Tune / Sean Ryan's / Ríl Sheáin Uí Riain / Sean Ryan's Reel / Seán Ryan's Favourite / Sean Ryan's Star of Munster / The Mowing Machine / Junior Crehan's Reel / The Glens of Aherlow / Gleannta Eatharlaí (2nd in set The Rocky Reels on Dnta 2) (composed by Seán Ryan, although KCrhn and book JKg 3 credit this to Martin "Junior" Crehan)
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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).
195713#1
19571.3#1
[SltSdt] Seoltaí Séidte. Setting Sail. Sean Ryan (fiddle).
19572.25#1
~199213#1
[FireAfl] Matt Molloy, Seán Keane, Liam O'Flynn. The Fire Aflame. Matt Molloy (flute), Seán Keane (fiddle), Liam O'Flynn (pipes).
~199412#2
[Dnta 2] Déanta. Ready for the Storm. Mary Dillon (vocals), Deidre Havlin (flute, whistle), Rosie Mulholland (keyboards, fiddle), Eoghan O'Brien (harp, guitar), Kate O'Brien (fiddle, viola), Clódagh Warnock (bouzouki, fiddle, bodhrán, chimes).
~19952.13#1
[JV] John Vesey. Sligo Fiddler. John Vesey (fiddle). For this tune: with Tom Standeven (fiddle).
~199611#2
[PS 5] Patrick Street. Cornerboys. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Andy Irvine (vocals, bouzouki, harmonica, mandolin), Ged Foley (guitar, Northumbrian smallpipes). For this tune: Kevin.
~20013#2
[KCrhn] Kevin Crehan. An Bhábóg sa Bhádóg. Music from West Clare. Kevin Crehan (fiddle).
~20079#1
[PHGH 2] Peter Horan and Gerry Harrington. The Merry Love to Play. Peter Horan (flute), Gerry Harrington (fiddle).
~201014#3
[CYHCIt] Catherine McEvoy, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. Comb Your Hair and Curl It. Catherine McEvoy (flute), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle), Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina).
201313#2
[LWard] Lisa Ward. Black Swan. Lisa Ward (fiddle).
20141#3
[SWlsh 5] Séamus Walshe. Turas. Séamus Walshe (accordion). For this tune: with Eimear (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Lilac Reel
Dnta 2
Turnpike Gate
PS 5
O'Reilly's Greyhound
KCrhn
Road to Lisdoonvarna
CYHCIt
Trip to Nenagh
LWard
Skipping Lambs
SWlsh 5
Played beforeOn Albums
Western Lasses
FireAfl
Pride of the Bronx
Dnta 2
Anna Maculeen
PS 5
Crehan's Banbhs
KCrhn
Blackthorn Stick
PHGH 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 tune #2 in volume 4 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #37 in [SIMB] Tony Sullivan. Sully's Irish Music Book. [available]
As tune #174 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
On page 27 of [SR] Brian Ryan. The Hidden Ireland. The First Selection of Irish Traditional Compositions of Seán Ryan. [available]
As reel #100 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [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): 1957