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Tune ID#5170 (Cape Clear)

Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Mode ?
AirE Minor
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Cape Clear (also in D)
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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).
~198311#1
[PK 2] Paddy Keenan. Poirt an Phíobaire. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (low D whistle).
19911.4#1
[McP BHB] The McPeake Family and Paul Burns. Back Home in Belfast. (A whistle).
~199810#1
[LN 2] Laurence Nugent. Two for Two. Laurence Nugent (flute, whistle). For this tune: (flute).
20114#1
[PMcGl 2] Paul McGlinchey. The Boys of the Town. Paul McGlinchey (flute).

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McP BHB

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1983