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Tune ID#5028 (O'Carolan's Dream)

Transcription of first 2 bars of O'Carolan's Dream about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JKn 7 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Type ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Piece32AABBB Minor
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
O'Carolan's Dream / Carolan's Dream / O'Carolan's Farewell to Music (also in A) (composed by possibly by Turlough O'Carolan)
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Discography cd

Here is the sole recording of this tune considering only the indexed recordings.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
20127#1
[JKn 7] James Keane. Heir of the Dog. James Keane (accordion).

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 recording listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #700 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
On page 76 of [IMM] Francis O'Neill. Irish Minstrels and Musicians. [available]
On page 246 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
As tune #187 in [Crln] The Complete Works of O'Carolan. [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 only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1903