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Tune ID#665 (Richard Dwyer's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Richard Dwyer'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 PJHrn 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Richard Dwyer's / Richard Dwyer's Reel / Richie Dwyer's (G) / Richie Dwyer's / Richard Dwyer / Dwyer's / Ríl Uí Dhubhuir / The Fox on the Town / Fox in the Town / Finbar Dwyer's (2nd in set The Youngest Daughter on TrsCl; 1st in set Windwood on WFO 1) (also in E or F) (composed by Richie Dwyer aka Richard Dwyer, or according to the HN book, by 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).
~197812#2
[LCTM] Liz Carroll & Tommy Maguire. Kiss Me Kate. Liz Carroll (fiddle), Tommy Maguire (accordion).
~197815#1
[PJHrn 1] P.J. Hernon. P.J. Hernon. P.J. Hernon (accordion, melodeon). For this tune: (accordion), with Marcus Hernon (flute).
198311#3
[FG 2] Frankie Gavin. Croch Suas É. Up and Away. Frankie Gavin (flute, fiddle, whistle, accordion). For this tune: (Bb whistle, flute).
19908#1
[COG 1] Conal O Gráda. The Top of Coom. Conal Ó Gráda (flute).
~199112#3
[GOC 1] Gerry O'Connor. Time to Time. Gerry O'Connor (banjo, guitar, fiddle).
19953#2
[JMd 2] Joanie Madden. Song of the Irish Whistle. Joanie Madden (whistle, flute, percussion). For this tune: (whistle).
~199611#2
~19978#1
[SHernon] Seán Hernon. An Nóra Bheag. Seán Hernon (Eb whistle, banjo).
~20001.1#1
[WFO 1] Wooden Flute Obsession. Garry Shannon (flute).
~20042.11#1
[RDwyr 3] Richie Dwyer. In a Creative Mood. 90 Original Traditional Compositions. Richie Dwyer (accordion, fiddle). For this tune: (accordion).
~20081#1
[TndUp] Brendan Mulholland, Brendan Hendry, Paul McSherry. Tuned Up. Brendan Mulholland (flute), Brendan Hendry (fiddle), Paul McSherry (guitar).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Kiss Me Kate
LCTM
Glass of Beer
FG 2
Doctor Gilbert
GOC 1
Otter's Holt
JMd 2
Paddy Taylor's Reel
TrsCl
Played beforeOn Albums
Pride of the Bronx
PJHrn 1
Cathal McConnell's
COG 1
Billy Brocker's
SHernon
Lady on the Island
WFO 1
Tap Room
TndUp

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 #34 in [SIMB] Tony Sullivan. Sully's Irish Music Book. [available]
As tune #24 in [P50] Brian and Eithne Vallely. Play 50 Reels. [available]
As reel #301 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [available]
As reel #364 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As reel #148 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [available]
As tune #8 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [available]
On page 42 of [RDw] Richie Dwyer. In a Creative Mood.

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): 1978