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Tune ID#6973 (Cape Breton Wedding Reel No. 1)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Cape Breton Wedding Reel No. 1 about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Boys 11 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Cape Breton Wedding Reel No. 1 / Wedding Reel (3rd in set The Wedding Reels on AKG 2)
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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).
~19856#1
[Boys 11] Boys of the Lough. To Welcome Paddy Home. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle, vocals), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, banjo, cittern), Christy O'Leary (pipes, harmonica, whistle, vocals), John Coakley (guitar, piano). For this tune: Cathal (flute).
~20149#3
[AKG 2] Alan Kelly Gang. The Last Bell. Rathcoole Sessions. Alan Kelly (piano accordion), Steph Geremia (flute, vocals, saxophone, whistle), Alasdair White (fiddle), Tony Byrne (guitar), Manus Lunny (bouzouki, guitar, harmony vocals).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Jack Coughlan's Fancy
AKG 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Cape Breton Wedding Reel No. 2
Boys 11

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 only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1985