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Tune ID#553 (Dublin Porter)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Dublin Porter about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JJK (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel24AABG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Dublin Porter, The / Dublin Porter / Pórtar Dhúlainn / The Dublin Porter House (3rd in set The Inisfail on KCB 6) (also 2nd part doubled)
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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).
~19737#1
[JJK] John and James Kelly with Michael Crehan and Michael Gavin. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. James Kelly (fiddle), John Kelly (fiddle).
~19743#3
[KCB 3] [The Kilfenora Ceili Band]. [The Kilfenora Céilí Band].
~197721#1
[ItS] In the Smoke. The Star of Munster Trio: John Clifford (accordion), Julia Clifford (fiddle), Billy Clifford (flute).
~19915#2
[DD 9] De Dannan. 1/2 Set in Harlem. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute, whistle, piano), Aidan Coffey (accordion), Alec Finn (bouzouki, guitar, harmonica), Eleanor Shanley (vocals), Colm Murphy (bodhrán).
~19918#2
[LFinger] Joe McHugh and Barry Carroll. The Long Finger. An Mhéar Fhada. Joe McHugh (pipes, whistle, keyboard, bouzouki), Barry Carroll (hammered dulcimer, keyboard).
~19925#3
[PMcG 1] Paul McGrattan. The Frost Is All Over. Paul McGrattan (flute, whistle). For this tune: with Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle).
199512#2
[AOT 3] Any Old Time. Crossing. Traditional Music from Cork and Beyond. Matt Cranitch (fiddle), Dave Hennessy (accordion), Mick Daly (vocals, guitar, banjo).
~200213#3
[KCB 6] The Kilfenora Céilí Band. Live in Lisdoonvarna. Anne Rynne (fiddle), Conor McCarthy (accordion), Garry Shannon (flute), Tim Collins (concertina), Sheila Garry (fiddle), Fintan McMahon (piano), Anne Marie McCormack (fiddle), John Lynch (banjo), Sean Griffin (drums), Anthony Quigney (flute).
~20105#3
[CYHCIt] Catherine McEvoy, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. Comb Your Hair and Curl It. Catherine McEvoy (flute), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle), Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Morning Star
KCB 3, KCB 6
Beauty Spot
LFinger
High Road to Glin
DD 9
John Egan's Reel
PMcG 1
Humours of Carrigaholt
AOT 3
Glen of Aherlow
CYHCIt
Played beforeOn Albums
Ballymahon Reel
JJK
Mountain Lark
ItS
Pinch of Snuff
CYHCIt

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 #188 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #155 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As reel #167 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 89 of [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [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): 1927