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Tune ID#509 (Langton's Favorite)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Langton's Favorite about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording AW (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBA Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Langton's Favorite / Laington's Reel / Langston's Favorite / Dillon Brown / Dillon Brown's Fancy / Dillan Brown's (3rd in set Gort to Texas to Honolulu on RT 1) (also 2nd part singled)
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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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[FTIM] Festival of Traditional Irish [Music]. Discs 7 and 8 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Kevin Loughlin (accordion).
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[AW] Paddy Reynolds, Charlie Mulvihill, James Keane, with Felix Dolan. Atlantic Wave. Paddy Reynolds (fiddle), Charlie Mulvihill (accordion), James Keane (accordion). For this tune: Paddy Reynolds (fiddle), Charlie Mulvihill (accordion).
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[4IC] Joe Burke, Finbarr Dwyer, Kevin Loughlin, John Whelan. Pure Irish Traditional Accordion. Session with Four Irish Champions. Joe Burke (accordion), Finbarr Dwyer (accordion), Kevin Loughlin (accordion), John Whelan (accordion). For this tune: Kevin Loughlin (accordion).
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[KB SD] Kevin Burke. Sweeney's Dream. Fiddle Tunes from County Sligo, Ireland. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
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[KB Cap] Kevin Burke. If the Cap Fits. Kevin Burke (fiddle). For this tune: with Jackie Daly (accordion).
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[RT 1] Reeltime. Reeltime. Máirin Fahy (fiddle, vocals), Éilís Egan (accordion), Chris Kelly (guitar), Benny Hayes (piano, keyboards, ukelele, vocals).
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[GL20] Green Linnet Records. The Twentieth Anniversary Collection. Reeltime.
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[CFF 2] Kevin Burke / Johnny Cunningham / Christian Lemaître / Soïg Siberil. Celtic Fiddle Festival Encore. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Johnny Cunningham (fiddle), Christian Lemaître (fiddle), Soïg Siberil (guitar). For this tune: Kevin.
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[BCw 1] Brian Conway. First through the Gate. Brian Conway (fiddle). For this tune: with Andy (fiddle).
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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 #258 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.
On page 61 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]
As reel #176 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As reel #247 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [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): 1966