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Tune ID#5043 (O' Reilly of Athcarne)

Transcription of first 2 bars of O' Reilly of Athcarne about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SnugBl (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?BarsMode ?
Set dance40A Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
O' Reilly of Athcarne / O'Reilly of Aithcairne / O'Reilly from Aithcairne / O' Reilly From Aithcairne / Paddy O'Brien's (1st in set The Leitrim Thrush on CVlly) (composed by Turlough O'Carolan, arranged as a set dance by Paddy O'Brien the younger, of Offaly)
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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).
19925#1
[JRyan] Joe Ryan. An Buachaill Dreoite. Joe Ryan (fiddle).
~19935#2
[SnugBl] Paddy O'Brien, Jamie Gans, Daithi Sproule. Snug in the Blanket. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Jamie Gans (fiddle), Daithi Sproule (guitar).
~20078#1
[ATrgs 1] Athena Tergis. A Letter Home. Athena Tergis (fiddle).
~20168#1
[CVlly] Cillian Vallely. The Raven's Rock. Cillian Vallely (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Wee Folks' Revenge
SnugBl
Played beforeOn Albums
Few Bob
JRyan
An Buachaill Dreoite
ATrgs 1
John Naughton's
CVlly

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 #138 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 the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1989