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Tune ID#491 (Luachrachán)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Luachrachán about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JCrehan (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Luachrachán, The / Port an Luachracháin / The Lauthracane / The Luaithreadán's Jig / Looharadhawn's Jig, The / The Lúradán's Jig / The Luathradawn's Jig / The Luathradán / Port an Luathradáin / The Leprechaun / Crehan's / Dermot Grogan's / Tony Smith's / Tony Smith's Jig / Pauline Conneely's (3rd in set Jackie Dalys Jigs on KHys 1) (also in G or F) (composed by Junior Crehan, according to many sources, although not according to the JCrehan or KCrhn sources)
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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).
~19751.1#1 (7:49)
[JCrehan] Junior Crehan. The Last House in Ballymakea. Junior Crehan (fiddle, vocals, concertina). For this tune: Junior Crehan (fiddle).
~19969#1
[LN 1] Laurence Nugent. Traditional Irish Music on Flute and Tin-Whistle. Laurence Nugent (flute, whistle). For this tune: (whistle), with John (concertina).
19992#3
[MCnnly] Mick Conneely. Selkie. Mick Conneely (fiddle, bouzouki).
~200010#1
[DH 3] Dan Herlihy and John Drew. The Ballydesmond Polka. Traditional Irish Music from Sliabh Luachra Played By Dan Herlihy and John Drew. Dan Herlihy (accordion), John Drew (mandocello).
~200015#2
[LLses 1] The London Lasses and Pete Quinn. The London Lasses and Pete Quinn. Bernie Conneely (banjo), Elaine Conwell (fiddle), Karen Ryan (fiddle, whistle), Sharon Whelton (flute, whistle).
~20001#2
[MMR 3] Mike and Mary Rafferty. The Road from Ballinakill. Mike Rafferty (flute, whistle, lilting), Mary Rafferty (accordion, flute, whistle, concertina). For this tune: Mike (flute), Mary (accordion).
20013#3
[KHys 1] Kitty Hayes. A Touch of Clare. Kitty Hayes (concertina).
~20018#1
[Beg 2] Beginish. Stormy Weather. Brendan Begley (accordion, vocals), Noel O'Grady (bouzouki), Paul McGrattan (flute, whistle), Gavin Ralston (guitar, keyboards), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle).
~20015#2
[KCrhn] Kevin Crehan. An Bhábóg sa Bhádóg. Music from West Clare. Kevin Crehan (fiddle).
~20027#1
[BRny 2] Brian Rooney. Leitrim to London. Brian Rooney (fiddle, accordion).
~200212#1
[JFtg] Joe Fitzgerald. Hills of Clare. Joe Fitzgerald (accordion).
~20051#1
[ACrby 1] Angelina Carberry. An Traidisiún Beo. Angelina Carberry (banjo).
20072#3
[KHys 2] Kitty Hayes. Remembered. In Concert in Glór and Bantry House. Kitty Hayes (concertina).
~20076#2
[CAdz 1] Charlene Adzima. The Initiation. Charlene Adzima (fiddle, viola, vocals).
20092#1
[DPss 2] Dan Possumato. Pulling Out the Stops. Traditional Music and Song of Ireland. Dan Possumato (accordion).
~20108#1
[MCny 2] Michael Cooney. Just Piping. Michael Cooney (pipes).
201110#1
[PMcGl 2] Paul McGlinchey. The Boys of the Town. Paul McGlinchey (flute). For this tune: (Bb flute).
~20128#3
[MiMulc] Michelle Mulcahy. Suaimhneas. Michelle Mulcahy (harp).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Cat in the Corner
MCnnly, LLses 1
Father Fielding's Favorite
MMR 3
Willie Coleman's
KHys 1
Drunken Gauger
KCrhn
Haunted House
KHys 2
Old Flail
CAdz 1
Bríd Harper's Jig
MiMulc
Played beforeOn Albums
Out with the Boys
LN 1
Sweet Biddy Daly
DH 3
Little Fair Cannavans
LLses 1
Jolly Tinker
Beg 2
Black Rogue
BRny 2
Pride of Sleibh Aughty
JFtg
Hardiman's Fancy
ACrby 1
Sizzling Bacon
CAdz 1
Gaelic Club
DPss 2
Jim Droney's
MCny 2
Pat McKenna's
PMcGl 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 jig #285 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As tune #222 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [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): 1975