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Tune ID#5135 (Lough Allen)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Lough Allen about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Lu 6 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABA Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Lough Allen / The Millstream / Box about the Fireplace (2nd in set Loophead on Lu 6) (also in G) (compare distantly Paddy Cronin's Beauty #6010)
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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).
~20064#2
[Lu 6] LĂșnasa. SĂ©. Trevor Hutchinson (double bass), Sean Smyth (fiddle, whistle), Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhran), Cillian Vallely (pipes, whistle). For this tune: Sean (fiddles).
~20105#1
[DShrdn 1] Dave Sheridan. Drivin' Leitrim Timber. Dave Sheridan (flute, guitar). For this tune: (Eb flute).

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Humours of Bolton Street
Lu 6
Played beforeOn Albums
Loophead Lighthouse
Lu 6
Singing Kettle
DShrdn 1

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 #1321 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #582 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 117 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [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): 1903