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Tune ID#72 (Anderson's Reel)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Anderson's Reel about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording LC 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Anderson's Reel / Anderson's / Andèrson's / Andersons / Adersons / Ríl Mhic Aindriú / Michael Anderson's / The Purring Girls of the Village / The Pretty Girls of the Village / My Love Is on the Ocean / The Newly Mown Meadow / The New Mown Meadows / New Mown Meadows / The Threepenny Bit (3rd in set Tom Fitzmorris' on LC 1; 2nd in set Reels on JReidy 3; 2nd in set Mountain Top on AcrPond; 2nd in set Tinker's Daughter on MHyDLd 1) (also in A, also parts reversed, also high part doubled)
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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).
~19717#1
19787#1
[NHTL] Noel Hill and Tony Linnane. Noel Hill and Tony Linnane. Noel Hill (concertina), Tony Linnane (fiddle). For this tune: with Matt Molloy (flute).
~197814#3
[LC 1] Liz Carroll. A Friend Indeed. Liz Carroll (fiddle).
~19812.6#2
[JReidy 3] Johnny Reidy. Full Polka Set. Ireland's Number One. Johnny Reidy (accordion).
~19891#2
[BlaMrl] P.J. agus Marcus Hernon. Béal a' Mhurlaigh. P.J. Hernon (accordion, melodeon), Marcus Hernon (flute). For this tune: (accordion), (flute).
19903#1
[COG 1] Conal O Gráda. The Top of Coom. Conal Ó Gráda (flute). For this tune: (F fife).
~19969#1
[JCt 2] John Carty. Last Night's Fun. John Carty (fiddle, banjo, flute). For this tune: (fiddle, Eb flute).
~199720#2
[Shskn 10] Shaskeen. Music for Set Dancing and Listening. Tom Cussen (banjo, mandolin), Benny O'Connor (drums, bodhrán, bongos), Seán Conway (flute, whistle, guitar), Eamonn Cotter (flute), Mike Fahy (guitar), Charlie Harris (accordion), Geraldine Cotter (piano), Carl Hession (piano).
~20001#1
[MulcFam1] The Mulcahy Family. The Mulcahy Family. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, concertina), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (accordion, concertina, harp).
~20026#2
[AcrPond] Across the Pond. Across the Pond. Kevin Griffin (banjo), Roger Burridge (fiddle), Michael Shorrock (bouzouki), Quentin Cooper (mandolin, guitar, bass). For this tune: with Jimmy Noonan (flute).
~20021.7#3
[MSCB] Michael Sexton Ceili Band. Michael Sexton Ceili Band. Michael Sexton (accordion), Caroline Tubridy (fiddle), Pat Curtin (flute), Brian Morgan (flute), Ralph Morgan (banjo), George Byrt (piano), Martin Garrihy (drums).
200311#2
[MHyDLd 1] Michael Hynes and Denis Liddy. Waifs and Strays. Michael Hynes (flute), Denis Liddy (fiddle).
~20067#2
[JasCt] James Carty. Upon My Soul. James Carty (flute). For this tune: (D flute).
~200612#2
[DCB 1] The Doon Céilí Band. Around the World for Sport. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Kate Dowling (flute), Laura MacKenzie (flute), Brian Miller (flute), Jode Dowling (fiddle), Django Amerson (fiddle), Sean Egan (piano).
20089#3
[LRCB] Lough Ree Ceili Band. Keep 'er Lit. Live from Spanish Point. Johnnie Duffy (banjo), Brendan Doyle (accordion), Liz Ryan (piano), Colin Butler (drums).
20159#2
[BOLCG] Bryan O'Leary, Colm Guilfoyle. Where the Bog Is. Bryan O'Leary (accordion), Colm Guilfoyle (flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
[untitled]
LC 1
Sally Gardens
JReidy 3
Down the Broom
BlaMrl
Boy in the Boat
Shskn 10
Lucy Campbell
MSCB
Mountain Top
AcrPond
Tinker's Daughter
MHyDLd 1
Cocktail
DCB 1
Sailor's Bonnet
JasCt
Reconciliation
LRCB
Monsignor's Blessing
BOLCG
Played beforeOn Albums
Belles of Tipperary
ST BST
Man of the House
NHTL
Flowers of Redhill
BlaMrl
Green Gates
COG 1
Miss Thornton's
JCt 2
Matt Peoples
MulcFam1
Craig's Pipes
AcrPond
Mossy Banks
MHyDLd 1
Piper on Horseback
DCB 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.
On page 75 of [IFMCK] Drew Beisswenger. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. [available]
As tune #163 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1. [available]
As tune #10 in volume 4 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #31 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As tune #7 in [P50] Brian and Eithne Vallely. Play 50 Reels. [available]
As tune #58 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 1 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #3 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As reel #163 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [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): 1949