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Tune ID#569 (Echo)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Echo about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording JKn 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Hornpipe32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Echo, The / The Echo Hornpipe / An Macalla (1st in set The Echo on AcrPond)
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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).
~198012#1
[JKn 2] James Keane. Roll Away the Reel World. James Keane (accordion). For this tune: with Sean Keane (fiddle).
~199310#1
[JCnly 1] Johnny Connolly. An tOileán Aerach. Johnny Connolly (melodeon). For this tune: (D melodeon).
~19954#2
[KC 1] Kevin Crawford. 'D' Flute Album. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhrán). For this tune: (flute).
~200210#1
[AcrPond] Across the Pond. Across the Pond. Kevin Griffin (banjo), Roger Burridge (fiddle), Michael Shorrock (bouzouki), Quentin Cooper (mandolin, guitar, bass).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Paddy Fahy's
KC 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Blackbird
JCnly 1
Mickey Callaghan's Fancy
AcrPond

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 #1605 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #848 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 175 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 39 of [TP] Tommy Peoples. Fifty Irish Fiddle Tunes. [available]
As hp #8 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].
As hp #19 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