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Tune ID#636 (Fisherman's Island)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Fisherman's Island about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording MGm (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Fisherman's Island, The / Fisherman's Island / Oileán an Iascaire / Reavy's No. 9 / Reavy's / Reavey's / Reevey's Reel / Morning Sunrise (1st in set Reavey's on SWlsh 3) (composed by Ed Reavy)
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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).
~19592.21#4
[MGm] Michael Gorman. The Sligo Champion. The Fiddle Music of County Sligo. Michael Gorman (fiddle, vocals). For this tune: Michael Gorman (fiddle), Jimmy Power (fiddle).
19785#1
[NHTL] Noel Hill and Tony Linnane. Noel Hill and Tony Linnane. Noel Hill (concertina), Tony Linnane (fiddle). For this tune: Tony Linnane (fiddle).
~197911#1
[MER] The Music of Ed Reavy. Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle).
~198011#2
[SMMcG] Seamus and Manus McGuire. Humours of Lissadell. Seamus McGuire (fiddle), Manus McGuire (fiddle).
~19821#1
[TP 4] Tommy Peoples. The Iron Man. Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
~19837#2
[JMcKllp] Jim McKillop, Josephine Keegan. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. Jim McKillop (fiddle), Josephine Keegan (piano).
~198512#2
[TP 8] Tommy Peoples. Waiting for a Call. Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
199013#3
~199611#1
[SWlsh 3] Seamus Walshe. Clare Accordion. Seamus Walshe (accordion).
~199912#1
[DzDnly 1] Dezi Donnelly. Familiar Footsteps. Dezi Donnelly (fiddle).
20021.4#1
~200713#2
[TAM] Joe Burke, Brian Conway and Felix Dolan. A Tribute to Andy McGann. Joe Burke (accordion), Brian Conway (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano). For this tune: Brian (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Farewell to Connaught
MGm
Never Was Piping So Gay
SMMcG
Maeve's Reel
JMcKllp
Sliabh na mBan
MLIIA
Drunken Landlady
TP 8
Coolin
TAM
Played beforeOn Albums
Golden Keyboard
NHTL
Merry Sisters
TP 4
Farewell to Cailroe
JMcKllp
Humours of Westport
MLIIA
Highest Hill in Sligo
SWlsh 3
Lads of Laois
DzDnly 1
Hunter's House
KCThtr

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 #38 in [ER] Joseph M. Reavy (compiler). The Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy. [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): 1959