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Tune ID#715 (Gerry Commane's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Gerry Commane'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 MB 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Gerry Commane's / Gearóid Ó Comáin / Ríl Ghearóid Uí Chomáin / Gerdy Commane's / Gerry Crommane's / Gerry Cromane's Reel (2nd in set Within a Mile o' Jamestown on MMlvy)
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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).
~19796#2
[MB 1] Mary Bergin. Feadóga Stáin. Traditional Irish Music on the Tin Whistle. Mary Bergin (whistle). For this tune: (D whistle).
19923#2
[JRyan] Joe Ryan. An Buachaill Dreoite. Joe Ryan (fiddle).
~20038#2
[MMlvy] Mick Mulvey. Within a Mile o' Jamestown. Mick Mulvey (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~200712#2
[ATrgs 1] Athena Tergis. A Letter Home. Athena Tergis (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Ballymahon Reel
MB 1
St. Ruth's Bush
JRyan
Elder Tree
MMlvy
Shoemaker's Daughter
ATrgs 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Rainy Day
MB 1
Miss Thornton's
MMlvy
Kit O'Connor's
ATrgs 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 #203 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As tune #36 in [P50] Brian and Eithne Vallely. Play 50 Reels. [available]
As tune #116 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [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): 1979