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Tune ID#5496 (John Dwyer's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of John Dwyer's about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JDwyer (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
John Dwyer's / John Dwyer's Reel / Ríl Sheáin Uí Dhuibhir / Dwyer's / Dwyers / Reevy's / Martin Connolly's Reel / Farrely's Reel / The Drunken Crow / Eddie Kelly's Reel / Mulkeen's / The Shephards' Bush Reel (mistakenly credited to Ed Reavy on FTIM) (composed by John Dwyer)
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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).
~19711.9#1
~19772.5#3
[NaF 5] Na Filí. Chanter's Tune. Unidentified on this reissue, but from the original: Tomás Ó Canainn (pipes, vocals), Tom Barry (whistles, flute), Matt Cranitch (fiddle).
~19782#1
[MMlny 1] Mick Moloney with Eugene O'Donnell, Joe McKenna, Shelley Posen, Patrick Sky. Mick Moloney with Eugene O'Donnell, Joe McKenna, Shelley Posen, Patrick Sky. Mick Moloney (vocals, guitar, banjo, mandolin, bouzouki), Eugene O'Donnell (fiddle), Joe McKenna (pipes, whistle), Patrick Sky (whistle), Shelley Posen (concertina, vocals, guitar). For this tune: Mick Moloney (banjo).
19998#3
[AMacN 1] Andrew Mac Namara. Dawn. Andrew Mac Namara (accordion).
~200012#2
[JLavelle] John Lavelle. @Home Alone. John Lavelle (accordion).
~20092#2
[DubMMe] Liam O'Connor and Seán McKeon. Dublin Made Me. Liam O'Connor (fiddle, viola), Seán McKeon (pipes).
201215#3
[CtNGn] Caitlín Nic Gabhann. Caitlín. Caitlín Nic Gabhann (concertina, dance).
~20122#1
[JDwyer] John Dwyer. The Dursey Sound. John Dwyer (fiddle). For this tune: with Neil Byrne (fiddle), Lisa Byrne (fiddle).
~201419#2
[RBysFam] Randal Bays and Family. A Rake of Tunes. Randal Bays (fiddle), Susan Waters (fiddle), Willie Bays (flute), Owen Bays (concertina). For this tune: Randal (fiddle).
~201415#1
[NnNCsd] Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha. Draoícht na Feadóige. Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha (flute, whistle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Peeler's Jacket
NaF 5
Bunker Hill
AMacN 1
Trip to Durrow
JLavelle
Leitrim Thrush
DubMMe
McGettrick's
CtNGn
Morning Star
RBysFam
Played beforeOn Albums
Maids of Castlebar
MMlny 1
Bloom of Youth
FTIM
George White's Favourite
JLavelle
Caha Mountains
JDwyer
Silver Spear
NnNCsd

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 reel #202 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #294 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As tune #54 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [available]
As tune #264 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. [available]
As reel #18 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [available]
As tune #113 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [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): 1971