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Tune ID#6035 (Larry's Favourite)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Larry's Favourite about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording CPO (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel48AABBCCA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Larry's Favourite (2nd in set Fred Finn's on TOCAM) (composed by Paddy O'Brien the elder, of Tipperary)
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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).
~19933#2
[CPO] Eileen O'Brien and Willie Fogarty. The Compositions of Paddy O'Brien. Eileen O'Brien (fiddle), Willie Fogarty (accordion).
~19962#1
[LoStBand] The Lonely Stranded Band. The Lonely Stranded Band. Traditional Irish Music and Song from Charlie Piggott, Miriam Collins and Joe Corcoran. Charlie Piggott (accordion), Miriam Collins (concertina), Joe Corcoran (vocals, bouzouki, guitar).
~19992#1
[CNea 1] Colin Nea. The Pure Box. Colin Nea (accordion).
~200513#2
[TOCAM] Tony O'Connell and Andy Morrow. Tony O'Connell and Andy Morrow with Arty McGlynn. Tony O'Connell (concertina), Andy Morrow (fiddle).
~200913#1
[LmKlly] Liam Kelly. Sweetwood. Liam Kelly (flute, whistle). For this tune: (Eb whistle).
20113#2
[PMcGl 2] Paul McGlinchey. The Boys of the Town. Paul McGlinchey (flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Hills of Tipperary
CPO
Fred Finn's
TOCAM
Milky Way
PMcGl 2
Played beforeOn Albums
John Naughton's
LoStBand
New Custom House Reel
CNea 1
[untitled]
LmKlly
Caucus at Secaucus
PMcGl 2

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 reel #269 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [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): 1993