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Tune ID#4741 (Callan Lasses)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Callan Lasses 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 ?
Reel32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Callan Lasses, The / Callan Lassies (also singled) (compare 1st part with 1st part of Last Night's Fun #1104 and with 1st part of Hull's Reel #4535; compare both parts with 1st 2 parts of Leitrim Bucks #6285 and very distantly with Hand Me Down the Tackle #797)
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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).
19422#2
200616#1
[MMrch 2] Marcas Ó Murchú. Turas Ceoil. Marcas Ó Murchú (flute, whistle). For this tune: (D flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Toss the Feathers
MG
Played beforeOn Albums
Over the Moor to Peggy
MMrch 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 #1493 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #717 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 150 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [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): 1903