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Tune ID#4986 (McGreevy's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of McGreevy's about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording McGrCool (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):
McGreevy's / Mc Greevy's / One of Johnny's Own (also in F) (composed by Johnny McGreevy aka Johnny Mc Greevy aka John McGreevy)
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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.

Click play below to hear the first 12 seconds.
Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~1974B.4#1
[McGrCool] McGreevy and Cooley. McGreevy and Cooley. John McGreevy (fiddle), Seamus Cooley (flute). For this tune: Johnny (fiddle).
~200314#1
[MatH] Brendan Bulger, Marty Fahey, Kathleen Gavin. Music at the House. Brendan Bulger (fiddle), Marty Fahey (accordion, piano), Kathleen Gavin (piano).
~20118#2
[Bua 3] Bua. Down the Green Fields. Devin Shepherd (fiddle), Sean Gavin (flute, pipes, whistle), Brían Ó hAirt (vocals, concertina, dance), Brian Miller (guitar, bouzouki).
~20155#2
[OMcD 2] Oisín Mac Diarmada. The Green Branch. An Géagán Glas. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
I Wish I Never Saw You
Bua 3
Drunken Gauger
OMcD 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Ben Hill
McGrCool
Humours of Castlefinn
MatH

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1974