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Tune ID#712 (George White's Favourite)

Transcription of first 2 bars of George White's Favourite about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording GD (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):
George White's Favourite / George White's Favorite / George White's Fancy / George Whyte's Favourite / George Whyte's Fancy / Rogha George White / Rogha Sheoirse de Faoite / George White's / Ríl George White / George Whites' Favourite / Charles White's Favorite / The Lass of Carracastle / Lasses of Carracastle / The Lasses of Carracastle / Lasses of Carracastle / Carracastle Lasses / The Lass of Carrowcastle / Lass of Carrowcastle / Carrowcastle Lasses / Bessie Sweeney / Sweeney's Reel (for 5th figure of Caledonian Set on JRSLCB 2; 2nd in set Cloverfield on Stpkt) (also in D or E or F)
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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).
19347#1
193423#1
194524#1
[IDM 1] Irish Dance Music. Kincora Ceilidhe Band.
19488#1
[POK] Pádraig O'Keeffe. The Sliabh Luachra Fiddle Master. Pádraig O'Keeffe (fiddle).
~195611#1
[TDMI] Traditional Dance Music of Ireland. Michael Gorman, Margaret Barry.
~19711.13#2
197317#1
[KB SD] Kevin Burke. Sweeney's Dream. Fiddle Tunes from County Sligo, Ireland. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
~197710#2
197817#1
[KKgn] Kevin Keegan. The Music of Kevin Keegan. Kevin Keegan (accordion).
~19829#3
[KB Pt] Kevin Burke and Mícheál Ó Domhnaill. Portland. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar, harmonium).
~198310#2
[PK 2] Paddy Keenan. Poirt an Phíobaire. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (C whistle).
~19859#1
[CW] Matt Molloy and Sean Keane. Contentment Is Wealth. Matt Molloy (flute), Sean Keane (fiddle).
198716#1
[WmSullvn] William Sullivan. Traditional Irish Music. William Sullivan (accordion).
199414#1
[MvC 1] Moving Cloud. Moving Cloud. Paul Brock (accordion), Maeve Donnelly (fiddle, viola), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Kevin Crawford (flute and percussion), Carl Hession (piano).
~19952.14#1
[JV] John Vesey. Sligo Fiddler. John Vesey (fiddle). For this tune: with Ed Cahill (C# flute).
~19951#1
[KC 1] Kevin Crawford. 'D' Flute Album. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhrán). For this tune: (flute).
~199616#1
[JCt 2] John Carty. Last Night's Fun. John Carty (fiddle, banjo, flute).
19986#2
[Lgcy] Legacy. Navan. Don Penzien (guitar, vocals, whistle), Valerie Plested (fiddle), Beth Patterson (bouzouki, vocals), Justin Murphy (flute, whistle).
199812#1
[LMlltt 1] Larry Mallette and Friends. 'Til Time Is No More. Larry Mallette (flute, whistle). For this tune: (flute), with Diehl Moran (fiddle).
~199811#2
[JRSLCB 2] Johnny Reidy and the Sliabh Luachra Ceili Band. Music for Set Dancing Vol. II. Johnny Reidy (accordion).
~19999#1
[MtRd] The Mountain Road. A Compilation of Tunes Popular in South Sligo. Paddy Ryan (fiddle), with Jim Corry (piano).
20001.14#2
[LaL] Lámh ar Lámh. Many Hands. Nóra Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle), Áine Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle), Mac Dara Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle), Felim Ó Raghallaigh (flute), Micheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina).
20009#1
[MOR 1] Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. The Nervous Man. Traditional Irish Music on Concertina. Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina).
~200012#3
[JLavelle] John Lavelle. @Home Alone. John Lavelle (accordion).
~20008#1
[MDOF] Mícheál Darby Ó Fátharta. Bosca Bídeach. Mícheál Darby Ó Fátharta (melodeon).
200113#1
[PHCB] Public House Ceili Band. Go Figure. Dan Cobb (banjo), Dave Delgado (whistle), Alan Ng (fiddle), Bob Newton (octave mandolin).
20016#1
[KHys 1] Kitty Hayes. A Touch of Clare. Kitty Hayes (concertina).
20012#1
[LFJW] Liam Farrell and Joe Whelan. They Sailed Away from Dublin Bay. Liam Farrell (banjo), Joe Whelan (accordion). For this tune: with James Carty (flute).
~20019#1
[JCt 3] John Carty. Yeh, That's All It Is. John Carty (fiddle, guitar). For this tune: (tenor? guitar).
200211#2
[Stpkt] Steampacket. Homecoming. Stephan Schneider (fiddle), Tina Fastje (fiddle), Claus Steinort (flute), Rolf Wagels (bodhrán), Andreas Lassak (guitar, bass).
~20047#3
[Boh 4] Bohola. 4. Jimmy Keane (piano accordion, vocals, foot), Sean Cleland (fiddle), Pat Broaders (dordan, vocals), Kat Eggleston (vocals). For this tune: 1st 2 times Jimmy.
~200413#1
[JCnly 3] Johnny Connolly. An Mileoidean Scaoilte. Johnny Connolly (melodeon). For this tune: (C melodeon).
20069#1
[TCB 4] The Tulla Céilí Band. 60th Anniversary Celebration. Mark Donnellan (fiddle), Martin Hayes (fiddle), Jim Corry (piano), Sean Donnelly (accordion), Michael McKee (accordion), J.J. Conway (flute), Jennifer Lenihan (flute), Martin Glynn (flute), Mick Flanagan (drums).
~20078#1
[GCB 2] The Glenside. Take the Floor with The Glenside. Tom Flood (accordion), Johnny Duffy (banjo), Moyra Fraser (keyboard, vocals), Aidan Flood (drums).
~20088#3
[Boh 5] Bohola. Jimmy Keane & Pat Broaders. Jimmy Keane (piano accordion, backing vocals, foot), Pat Broaders (vocals, bouzar, dordan). For this tune: with Sean Cleland (fiddle).
~20092#3
[KClns 2] Kathleen Collins. My Book of Songs. Kathleen Collins (fiddle). For this tune: with Dan Collins (fiddle).
~201013#5
[DShrdn 1] Dave Sheridan. Drivin' Leitrim Timber. Dave Sheridan (flute, guitar). For this tune: (tenor guitar).
20116#2
[LTC 1] Long Time Courting. Alternate Routes. Ariel Friedman (cello, vocals), Liz Simmon (guitar, vocals), Shannon Heaton (flute, whistle, vocals), Sarah Blair (fiddle, vocals).
~20141#2
[NnNCsd] Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha. Draoícht na Feadóige. Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha (flute, whistle).

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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.
On page 19 of [IFMCK] Drew Beisswenger. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. [available]
As tune #97 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1. [available]
As reel #19 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 26 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 41 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #111 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #105 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [available]
On page 73 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [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): 1934