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Tune ID#66 (An Chóisir)

Transcription of first 2 bars of An Chóisir about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording ScE (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars4-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slide32AABBB Minor
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
An Chóisir / [misspelled as:] An Choisír / An Choisir / The House Party / The Wedding Feast / The Toormore Slide / Jack Regan's / Johnny O'Leary's Slide (1st in set Kings of Kerry on BgCn; 1st in set Slides & Reels on Drv 1; 2nd in set Lios Uí Bhigín on NNC 1) (also in A, also as song)
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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).
19927#1
[ScE] Gerry Harrington and Eoghan O'Sullivan. Scéal Eile. Gerry Harrington (fiddle), Eoghan O'Sullivan (accordion). For this tune: Eoghan (accordion), Gerry (fiddle).
~199212#1
[Drv 1] Dervish. Harmony Hill. Cathy Jordan (vocals, bodhrán, bones), Liam Kelly (flute, whistle, vocals), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Shane McAleer (fiddle, viola), Brian McDonagh (mandola, mandolin), Michael Holmes (bouzouki, guitar).
~19929#3
[PMcG 1] Paul McGrattan. The Frost Is All Over. Paul McGrattan (flute, whistle). For this tune: (Eb flute).
199313#3
[MOK] Máire O'Keeffe. Cóisir. House Party. Máire O'Keeffe (fiddle). For this tune: with Siobhán O'Keeffe (flute).
~19962#1
[BgCn] Séamus Begley and Stephen Cooney. Meitheal. Séamus Begley (accordion, vocals), Stephen Cooney (guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion, ditjeridú).
~19961#2
[DH 1] Dan Herlihy and Friends. The Night of the Fair. Traditional Irish Music from Sliabh Luachra. Dan Herlihy (accordion).
200018#3 (1:43)
[ACB 1] The Abbey Céilí Band. Bruach an tSuláin. Ger Murphy (accordion), Andrew O'Connell (fiddle), Liam Forde (banjo), Micheál Creedon (bass, keyboards).
200119#1
[PHCB] Public House Ceili Band. Go Figure. Dan Cobb (banjo), Dave Delgado (whistle), Alan Ng (fiddle), Bob Newton (octave mandolin).
20079#1
[Aths 1] Áthas. Áthas. Heather Lewin-Tiarks (fiddle, viola, cello), Amy Richter (bodhrán, djembe, whistle), Jeff Ksiazek (guitar, whistle, flute). For this tune: (whistles).
~200713#2
[NNC 1] Niamh Ní Charra. Ón Dá Thaobh. From Both Sides. Niamh Ní Charra (fiddle, concertina). For this tune: (fiddle), with Brendan Begley (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Is Maith le Nora
PMcG 1
Paddy O'Connell's
MOK
Padraig O'Keeffe's
DH 1
Brosna Slide
ACB 1
If I Had a Wife
NNC 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Gleanntán Frolics
ScE
Labyrinth
PMcG 1
Con Carthy's Favourite
Drv 1
Lisheen
BgCn
Going to the Well for Water
ACB 1
Cúil Aodha
PHCB
Micko Russell's Slide
Aths 1
Lios Uí Bhigín
NNC 1

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 #238 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As tune #29 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
As other #9 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [available]
As slide #1 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): 1987