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Tune ID#554 (Dublin Reel)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Dublin Reel about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SE 6 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel24ABCD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Dublin Reel, The / Dublin Reel / Ríl Bhaile Átha Cliath / Jackson's Reel / The Shuffle Reel / Shuffle Reel / Shuffles Reel / The Westmeath Hunt / Blodgett's Reel / Miss Daly's Reel / The Cock's Tail / The Cock's Tail Reel / [mislabeled on SK 1 as:] The Ballynacally Reel (also in C; also without 3rd part, also with 4 parts, also with 3rd part as 1st part; compare 1st 2 parts with Cocktail #350)
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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).
19265#2
[WmMully] William Mullaly. The Westmeath Hunt. William Mullaly (concertina).
195920#2
[SE 6] Séamus Ennis. The Return from Fingal. Séamus Ennis (pipes, vocals). For this tune: (pipes).
~19732.1#2
[MR 10] Micho Russell. Rarities and Old Favorites 1949-1993. Micho Russell (whistle, flute, vocals). For this tune: (whistle).
~19758#3
[SK 1] Seán Keane. Gusty's Frolicks. Seán Keane (fiddle).
~19779#2
[SE 4] Séamus Ennis. Forty Years of Irish Piping. Seamus Ennis (pipes except where whistle or vocals noted). For this tune: (C pipes).
~19788#1
[Dbl] Paddy Glackin and Paddy Keenan. Doublin'. Paddy Glackin (fiddle, viola), Paddy Keenan (pipes). For this tune: 1st time Keenan (pipes).
~19781.5#2
[FlgDub] Paddy Glackin, Mick Gavin, Michael O'Brien. The Flags of Dublin. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Mick Gavin (flute), Michael O'Brien [known later as:] Mick O'Brien (pipes). For this tune: Michael (pipes).
~19818#1
[CtL] Peg McGrath, Mary Mulholland, Kathleen Smyth. Cherish the Ladies. Disc 9 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Peg McGrath (flute), Kathleen Smyth (fiddle), Mary Mulholland (piano).
~19883#2
[NH 1] Noel Hill. The Irish Concertina. Noel Hill (concertina).
~19887#1
[RBPOL 1] Ronan Browne and Peter O'Loughlin. The South West Wind. Traditional Music from County Clare. Ronan Browne (pipes), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle). For this tune: (B pipes), (fiddle).
~19892.43#1
[VCbl] Vincent Campbell. The Purple Heather. Vincent Campbell (fiddle).
~19944#1
[SndCmC] The Sound of Coleman Country. Carmel Gunning (Eb whistle).
19952#2
~199511#1
[Whr] Paddy Glackin and Robbie Hannan. The Whirlwind. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Robbie Hannan (pipes). For this tune: (B pipes), (fiddle).
~19974#1
[CBt] Celtic Beat. Traditional Music from Ireland. John McSherry (pipes).
~19975#2
[CKeane 2] Conor Keane. Oidhreacht. Conor Keane (accordion).
~19971#4
[NaCnn 1] Na Connerys. Celtic Sessions. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Kevin Glackin (fiddle), Sean Og Potts (pipes, whistle), John Regan (accordion), John Wynne (flute), Tom McDonagh (bouzouki), Mark Kelly (guitar).
~199819#2
[BG 5] Bobby Gardiner. The Clare Shout. Bobby Gardiner (melodeon, lilting). For this tune: (D melodeon).
19991#3
[CrssCl] Seamus Glackin, Brendan Begley, Michael O'Brien, Mary Corcoran, Mick Gaynor. Crossroads Céilí. Seamus Glackin (fiddle), Brendan Begley (accordion), Michael O'Brien (flute), Mary Corcoran (piano), Mick Gaynor (drums).
~19999#1
[CODnl 1] Colm O'Donnell. Farewell to Evening Dances. Colm O'Donnell (flute, whistle, vocals). For this tune: (Bb whistle).
20013#2
[PHCB] Public House Ceili Band. Go Figure. Dan Cobb (banjo), Dave Delgado (whistle), Alan Ng (fiddle), Bob Newton (octave mandolin).
~20021.1#1
[MSCB] Michael Sexton Ceili Band. Michael Sexton Ceili Band. Michael Sexton (accordion), Caroline Tubridy (fiddle), Pat Curtin (flute), Brian Morgan (flute), Ralph Morgan (banjo), George Byrt (piano), Martin Garrihy (drums).
~20071.4#1
[CLnn 2] Charlie Lennon. Turning the Tune. Charlie Lennon (fiddle, viola, piano, harpsichord, bass, keyboards).
20091#2
[RoClare] Riches of Clare. Maeve Donnelly (fiddle), Charlie Harris (accordion), Conal Ó Gráda (flute).
20134#3
[Currach] The Currach. Fair Play to You. Daithi Wolfe (fiddle, vocals), Darl Ridgely (bodhrán, bones, guitar, vocals), Josh Perkins (guitar, concertina, vocals), Steve Honer (flute), Bill O'Donoghue (guitar, mandolin, whistle, vocals).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
New-Mown Meadows
WmMully, CKeane 2, RoClare
Silver Spear
SE 6, SE 4
Tom Moyland's Frolic
SK 1
Flags of Dublin
FlgDub
Kiss the Maid behind the Barrel
NH 1
Rocky Road to Dublin
MR 10
Mullin's Fancy
KMKerry
Abbey Reel
NaCnn 1
Merry Blacksmith
BG 5
Craig's Pipes
CrssCl
Flogging Reel
PHCB
Dinky's
Currach
Played beforeOn Albums
Steampacket
CtL, RBPOL 1, CKeane 2, RoClare
Miss Monaghan
SE 4
Woman of the House
Dbl
Pretty Girls of Mayo
MR 10
Mason's Apron
SndCmC
Boil the Breakfast Early
Whr
Reconciliation
CBt
Coal Miner's Reel
MSCB
Newfoundland
VCbl
Earl's Chair
Currach

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 #1374 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #624 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #51 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
As tune #52 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
In [L] Alan's private loose music.
On page 19 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 19 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 28 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #75 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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