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Tune ID#6328 (Gillespie's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Gillespie's 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 ?
Reel16ABG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Gillespie's / Francis John McGovern's / Joe Bane's / Kevin Burke's / The Primrose Lass (as Gan Anim [sic] on Cian) (mildly but still significantly different from Primrose Lass #1617; also compare 1st part with 1st part of hornpipe McGahan's #7111)
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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).
~19811.6#1
[LinL] Charlie Lennon and Mick O'Connor. Lucky in Love. Charlie Lennon (fiddle), Mick O'Connor (flute). For this tune: Charlie (fiddle).
~19876#1
[JJCasey] John Joe Casey. The Tiermaclane Fancy. John Joe Casey (concertina).
~199810#2
[DAttic] Damp in the Attic. I Was ...... Flyin It. P.J. King (accordion), Martin Murray (fiddle, viola, mandolin), Cyril O'Donoghue (vocals, bouzouki, guitar).
~19984#1
[Cian] Cian. Three Shouts from a Hill. Brian Duke (flute), Padraig Rynne (concertina), Tim Murry (guitar, vocals), Damien Quinn (bodhrán, percussion).
19996#1
[AMacN 1] Andrew Mac Namara. Dawn. Andrew Mac Namara (accordion).
20136#1
[CFF 6] The Celtic Fiddle Festival. Live in Brittany. André Brunet (fiddle, feet), Kevin Burke (fiddle), Christian Lemaître (fiddle), Nicolas Quémener (guitar). For this tune: Kevin (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
An Trí is a Rian
DAttic
Played beforeOn Albums
Road to Cashel
LinL, Cian
Jimmy O'Reilly's
JJCasey
Phelim's Frolic
DAttic
Callaghan's
AMacN 1
Hop Down Reel
CFF 6

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1981