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Tune ID#5213 (Eclipse)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Eclipse about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JMcKllp (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe48AABBCCA Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Eclipse, The / An tÉiclips / The Novelty (also in G) (composed by F. A. Morrison)
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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).
~19812.2#1
[Boys 9] Boys of the Lough. In the Tradition. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle, vocals), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern, banjo), Tich Richardson (guitar, acoustic bass guitar). For this tune: Dave (mandolin).
~19812.2#1
[Boys 15] Boys of the Lough. The Session. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern), Tich Richardson (guitar, acoustic bass guitar). For this tune: Dave (mandolin).
~198313#2
[JMcKllp] Jim McKillop, Josephine Keegan. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. Jim McKillop (fiddle), Josephine Keegan (piano).
19973#2
[JDr 3] Joe Derrane. The Tie that Binds. Joe Derrane (accordion).
~200814#1
[BCw 2] Brian Conway. Consider the Source. Brian Conway (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
McDermott's
JMcKllp
O'Connor's Favorite
JDr 3
Played beforeOn Albums
Tailor's Twist
Boys 9, Boys 15
Sunshine Hornpipe
BCw 2

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): 1981