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Tune ID#609 (Farewell to Cailroe)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Farewell to Cailroe about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording FD 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBA Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Farewell to Cailroe / Farewell to Caliroe [sic] / Farewell to Kilroe (also in D or G) (composed by Finbarr Dwyer aka Finbar Dwyer)
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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).
~19709#2
~19702.11#2
~19705#2
[4IC] Joe Burke, Finbarr Dwyer, Kevin Loughlin, John Whelan. Pure Irish Traditional Accordion. Session with Four Irish Champions. Joe Burke (accordion), Finbarr Dwyer (accordion), Kevin Loughlin (accordion), John Whelan (accordion). For this tune: Finbarr Dwyer (accordion).
~197718#2
[ECst] Traditional Irish Music in America. The East Coast. Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), Billy McComiskey (accordion).
~19837#3
[JMcKllp] Jim McKillop, Josephine Keegan. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. Jim McKillop (fiddle), Josephine Keegan (piano).
20023#1
[EGrs 1] Eliot Grasso. Standing Room Only. Eliot Grasso (pipes).
~201112#1
[DBrder] Dan Brouder. "The Lark's Air". Dan Brouder (accordion, melodeon).
20141#1
[LLses 5] The London Lasses and Chris O'Malley. The One I Loved the Best. Karen Ryan (fiddle, mandola, banjo, whistle), Elaine Conwell (fiddle), Elma McElligott (flute, whistle, saxophone, backing vocal), Brogan McAuliffe (concertina), Brona McVittie (vocal, harp), Chris O'Malley (piano, guitar).
~201512#3
[JPmpls] Jayne Pomplas. Jayne Pomplas. Traditional Irish Music on Fiddle. Jayne Pomplas (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Paddy Ryan's Dream
FD 1, FTIM, 4IC, JPmpls
Coal Miner's Reel
ECst
Fisherman's Island
JMcKllp
Played beforeOn Albums
Girl that Broke My Heart
EGrs 1
Finbar Dwyer's
DBrder
Berehaven
LLses 5

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 #18 in volume 4 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As reel #184 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [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): 1970