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Tune ID#5808 (John Egan's Reel)

Transcription of first 2 bars of John Egan's 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 LinL (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABE Minor
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
John Egan's Reel / John Egan's / John Egans / Ríl Sheáin Mhic Aogáin / Rogha Thomáis Uí Dhubhda / Tom Dowd's Favourite (1st in set Hand Me Down the Tackle on CBdts 2; 2nd in set Queen Mary on KC 3) (also in F# Minor) (compare distantly Drag Her Round the Road #543, and even more distantly, compare 1st part with 1st part of Ashplant #89)
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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).
~19811.4#1
[LinL] Charlie Lennon and Mick O'Connor. Lucky in Love. Charlie Lennon (fiddle), Mick O'Connor (flute). For this tune: Mick (flute), with Séamus (flute).
~19925#2
[PMcG 1] Paul McGrattan. The Frost Is All Over. Paul McGrattan (flute, whistle). For this tune: with Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle).
~19997#1
[CBdts 2] The Céilí Bandits. Hangin' at the Crossroads. Yvonne Casey (fiddle), Eoin O'Neill (bouzouki), Quentin Cooper (mandolin, didgeridoo). For this tune: Yvonne (fiddle), with Kevin Griffin (banjo).
~200511#2
[ACrby 1] Angelina Carberry. An Traidisiún Beo. Angelina Carberry (banjo). For this tune: with Martin Quinn (accordion).
~20054#2
[MulcFam2] Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy. Notes from the Heart. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, melodeon), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (fiddle, concertina, harp, piano).
~200913#2
[JWynn 2] John Wynne. Ar nós na Gaoithe. Like the Wind. John Wynne (flute). For this tune: (C flute).
~20109#2
[DShrdn 1] Dave Sheridan. Drivin' Leitrim Timber. Dave Sheridan (flute, guitar). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~20126#2
[KC 3] Kevin Crawford. Carrying the Tune. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle). For this tune: (Eb flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Stone in the Field
PMcG 1
Road to Cree
MulcFam2
Follow Me Down to Carlow
ACrby 1
Brian Quinn's
JWynn 2
Hut in the Bog
DShrdn 1
Queen of May
KC 3
Played beforeOn Albums
Gorman's
LinL
Dublin Porter
PMcG 1
Hand Me Down the Tackle
CBdts 2
Quinn's
ACrby 1
Bill Harte's
MulcFam2
Braes of Busby
JWynn 2
Trip to Cullenstown
DShrdn 1
Finbar Dwyer's
KC 3

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 #115 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1. [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): 1963