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Tune ID#499 (Devaney's Goat)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Devaney's Goat about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording FG 2 (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):
Devaney's Goat / Devanney's Goat / Devanny's Goat / Gabhar an Dubhánaigh / Eddie MoLony's (1st in Eddie Moloney's Set / Seit Eddie Moloney on FG 2; appears in pieces throughout song The Leader of the Band on CTL 7; as untitled break in song Say You Love me on GCB 2) (also in A or Bb or C) (composed by Tommy Whelan)
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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).
~19742.14#2
[EMlny] Eddie Moloney. Eddie Moloney. Master Musician. Eddie Moloney (flute, fiddle, whistle, vocal). For this tune: (Eb whistle).
~19742#1
[BICM] Best of Irish Ceili Music. Disc 5 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Shaskeen but solo, therefore presumably Sean Conway (whistle).
19831#1
[FG 2] Frankie Gavin. Croch Suas É. Up and Away. Frankie Gavin (flute, fiddle, whistle, accordion). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~198814#2
[NH 1] Noel Hill. The Irish Concertina. Noel Hill (concertina).
~199112#1
[GOC 1] Gerry O'Connor. Time to Time. Gerry O'Connor (banjo, guitar, fiddle).
~199311#2
[WU] Martin Mulhaire, Séamus Connolly, Jack Coen. Warming Up. Martin Mulhaire (accordion), Séamus Connolly (fiddle), Jack Coen (flute). For this tune: Martin (accordion).
~19962#1
[JCt 2] John Carty. Last Night's Fun. John Carty (fiddle, banjo, flute).
~19964#1
[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: 1st time Kevin.
~19984#1
[MDOSe] Maidhc Dainín Ó Sé. Ó Chicago go Carrachán. Maidhc Dainín Ó Sé (accordion, vocals). For this tune: Johnny Connolly (melodeon), Nóirín Ní Ghrádaigh (fiddle), Caoimhín Ó Sé (flute), Aisling Ní Neachtain (harp).
~19993#1
[BCB 2] The Bridge Céilí Band. Sparks on Flags. Tom Ahearne (fiddle), Robert Gleeson (fiddle), Karen Gavigan (fiddle), Carthage Daly (fiddle), Catherine McHugh (fiddle), James Kinsella (accordion), Fionnuala Gleeson (flute), Eugene Nolan (flute), Pat O'Meara (piano, synthesizer), Liam McCormack (drums, bodhrán).
~19997#2 (1:38)
[CTL 7] Cherish the Ladies. At Home. Mary Coogan (guitar, banjo, mandolin), Aoife Clancy (vocals), Joanie Madden (flute, whistle, vocals), Siobhan Egan (fiddle, bodhrán), Donna Long (piano, synthesizer, fiddle, vocals), Mary Rafferty (accordion, whistle, concertina).
20011#1
[IBrgd 10] The Irish Brigade (and Friends). Live at the Half Time Rec. Mike Wallace (guitar, bodhrán, bass, vocals), Sean Conway (flute, whistle, guitar, vocals), John Wright (bass), Karie Oberg (vocals), Mike Ryan (dumbek). For this tune: Sean Conway (Bb whistle).
20064#2
[TCB 4] The Tulla Céilí Band. 60th Anniversary Celebration. Mark Donnellan (fiddle), Martin Hayes (fiddle), Jim Corry (piano), Sean Donnelly (accordion), Michael McKee (accordion), J.J. Conway (flute), Jennifer Lenihan (flute), Martin Glynn (flute), Mick Flanagan (drums). For this tune: Martin Glynn (flute), Jennifer Lenihan (flute).
20065#1
[MMrch 2] Marcas Ó Murchú. Turas Ceoil. Marcas Ó Murchú (flute, whistle). For this tune: (flute), with Ben Lennon (fiddle).
~20062#2
[CrnrHs 2] Corner House. The Friendly Visit. Davey Mathias (guitar), Andi Hearn (fiddle, vocals). For this tune: Andi (fiddle), Turlach (flute).
~200712#2
[GCB 2] The Glenside. Take the Floor with The Glenside. Tom Flood (accordion), Johnny Duffy (banjo), Moyra Fraser (keyboard, vocals), Aidan Flood (drums). For this tune: Mick Foster (piano accordion).
~20098#1
[MulcFam3] Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy. Reelin' in Tradition. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, melodeon), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (concertina, fiddle, harp, piano). For this tune: Michelle (concertina).
~201114#3
[BODFam] Bríd O'Donohue and Family. Cliabhán an Dúchais. Bríd O'Donohue (flute, whistle), Seán O'Brien (flute), Eibhlís O'Brien (pipes), Deirdre O'Brien (harp), Liam O'Brien (concertina), Sinéad O'Brien (fiddle). For this tune: Bríd O'Donohue (flute), Liam O'Brien (concertina).
20121#1
[Yanks 1] The Yanks. The Yanks. Isaac Alderson (flute, pipes), Dylan Foley (fiddle), Dan Gurney (accordion), Sean Earnest (guitar, bouzouki).
20139#1
[MMcHugh] Martin McHugh. The Master's Choice. Martin McHugh (accordion). For this tune: with Laura (flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Drogheda Lasses
EMlny
Moving Cloud
NH 1
Laura Mulhaire's
WU
Blackberry Blossom
TCB 4
Hare's Paw
CrnrHs 2
Musical Priest
BODFam
Played beforeOn Albums
Eddie Moloney's
FG 2
Master McDermott's
NH 1
Doctor Gilbert
GOC 1
Whistling Postman
JCt 2
Leitrim Rover
PS 5
Kerry Reel
MDOSe
Kilty Town
BCB 2
Dogs among the Bushes
BICM
Belles of Tipperary
IBrgd 10
Miss McGuiness
MMrch 2
Lobster
CrnrHs 2
Flax in Bloom
MulcFam3
Mighty Keith O'Neill
Yanks 1
Phil Cunningham's
MMcHugh

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 #267 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
As reel #273 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As tune #145 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. [available]
As tune #95 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): 1971