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Tune ID#4857 (Letterkenny Blacksmith)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Letterkenny Blacksmith about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MER (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Letterkenny Blacksmith, The / Letterkenny Blacksmith / Gabha Leitir Ceanainn / Fisherstreet Reel (also 2nd part singled) (composed by Ed Reavy)
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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).
~197918#1
[MER] The Music of Ed Reavy. Ed Reavy (fiddle).
~19911#3
[Fisherst] Fisherstreet. Out in the Night. John McMahon (concertina, pipes), Seamus McMahon (fiddle, flute), Dermot Lernihan (accordion), Noreen O'Donoghue (harp, keyboards, piano), Frank Cullen (mandola, mandolin), Maurice Coyle (guitar).
~20003#2
[OMBFMO] Oisín Mac Diarmada, Brian Fitzgerald, Micheál Ó Ruanaigh. Traditional Music on Fiddle, Banjo and Harp. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle), Brian Fitzgerald (banjo), Micheál Ó Ruanaigh (harp).
~20051#3
[Cms 1] Comas. Comas. Sylvain Barou (flute, pipes), Aidan Burke (fiddle), Philip Masure (guitar, cittern, vocals), Jackie Moran (bodhrán, percussion).
~20101#1
[DShrdn 1] Dave Sheridan. Drivin' Leitrim Timber. Dave Sheridan (flute, guitar). For this tune: (Eb flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Lough Mountain
Fisherst
Pleasures of Hope
OMBFMO
Rub
Cms 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Carraroe Reel
OMBFMO
Matt Peoples
DShrdn 1

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 #34 in [ER] Joseph M. Reavy (compiler). The Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy. [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): 1979