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Tune ID#63 (An Buachaill Dreoite)

Transcription of first 2 bars of An Buachaill Dreoite about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MOB (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Fling32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
An Buachaill Dreoite / An Buachaill Dreóta / An Buachaill Breoite (2nd in set Friel's Kitchen on Ch 7; 1st in set An Buachaill Dreoite on RBPOL 2 and on CYHCIt; 1st in set An Buachaill Dreóite on PDArcy) (also as hornpipe) (compare as jig #3704)
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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).
~19775#2
[Ch 7] The Chieftains. 7. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle, bones), Seán Keane (fiddle, whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle, bones), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Derek Bell (harp, tiompán, oboe), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán). For this tune: 1st time Sean Keane (fiddle).
~19905#1
[DMa] Declan Masterson. Deireadh an Fhómhair. End of the Harvest. Declan Masterson (pipes, whistle).
19928#1
[JRyan] Joe Ryan. An Buachaill Dreoite. Joe Ryan (fiddle).
~199613#1
[MOB] Mick O' Brien. May Morning Dew. Mick O' Brien (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (B pipes).
~20017#1
[JoeMcK] Joe McKenna. The Irish Low Whistle. Joe McKenna (whistle, pipes, keyboards, piano). For this tune: (low D whistle).
~20023#1
[RBPOL 2] Ronan Browne and Peter O'Loughlin. Touch Me If You Dare. Ronan Browne (pipes, flute), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle, flute). For this tune: (pipes), (fiddle).
~20078#2
[ATrgs 1] Athena Tergis. A Letter Home. Athena Tergis (fiddle).
~20109#1
[CYHCIt] Catherine McEvoy, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. Comb Your Hair and Curl It. Catherine McEvoy (flute), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle), Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina).
20124#1
[PDArcy] Patrick D'Arcy. Wallop the Spot. Patrick D'Arcy (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (C whistle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Bímís ag Ól
Ch 7
O' Reilly of Athcarne
ATrgs 1
Played beforeOn Albums
An Buachaill Dreoite
MOB, RBPOL 2, CYHCIt, PDArcy
Seán Reid's
Ch 7
Mrs. Galvin's
JRyan
Jackie Tar
JoeMcK

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 #135 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
As hp #2 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): 1976