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Tune ID#5731 (Quinn of Armagh)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Quinn of Armagh about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SWlsh 3 (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):
Quinn of Armagh / Quinn from Armagh / Ó Coinn as Ard Mhacha / Louis Quinn’s Hornpipe / Cornphíopa Louis Quinn / Eleanor Kane's Hornpipe (1st in set Cornphíopaí Uí Riabhaigh / Reavy's Hornpipes on DoDnl; 1st in set Reavey's on SWlsh 3) (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).
~19776#1
[DODnl] Danny O'Donnell. Ón tSean-Am Anall. Danny O'Donnell (fiddle).
19902.6#1
[BnkShn] Paddy O'Brien, Séamus Connolly. The Banks of the Shannon. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Séamus Connolly (fiddle). For this tune: Séamus (fiddle).
~199610#1
[SWlsh 3] Seamus Walshe. Clare Accordion. Seamus Walshe (accordion). For this tune: with Brendan Larrissey (fiddle).
200011#2
[MnMcG] Manus McGuire. Saffron and Blue. Manus McGuire (fiddle).
~20015#2
[PGMOD] Paddy Glackin and Mícheál Ó Domhnaill. Reprise. Athchuairt. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (guitar, vocals, keyboard).
~20142#1
[BorTr] The Boruma Trio. Gléas. Andrew MacNamara (accordion), Eileen O'Brien (fiddle), Geraldine Cotter (whistle, piano).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Ball and Pin
MnMcG
Lone Bush
PGMOD
Played beforeOn Albums
Lad O'Beirne's
DODnl
Bantry Hornpipe
BnkShn
Hogan's Pass
SWlsh 3
Peacock's Feather
BorTr

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 #103 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): 1977