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Tune ID#5542 (Lovely Lough Sheelin)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Lovely Lough Sheelin about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MER (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Highland16ABD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Lovely Lough Sheelin / Loch Silín Álainn (also in Mixolydian, also as barndance) (composed by Ed Reavy)
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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).
~19795#1
[MER] The Music of Ed Reavy. Martin Mulvihill (fiddle).
20001.8#2
[LaL] Lámh ar Lámh. Many Hands. Antóin Mac Gabhann (fiddle), Áine Mac Gabhann (fiddle), Bernadette Mac Gabhann (fiddle), Caitlín Bríd Mac Gabhann (concertina), Seán Mac Gabhann (accordion).
20148#1
[LWard] Lisa Ward. Black Swan. Lisa Ward (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
If There Weren't Any Women in the World
LaL
Played beforeOn Albums
Miss Lyall's
LWard

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 #119 in [ER] Joseph M. Reavy (compiler). The Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy. [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): 1979