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Tune ID#727 (Glass of Beer)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Glass of Beer about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Ch B (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABB Minor
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Glass of Beer, The / Chase Her through the Garden / Johnny Maguires Reel [Johnny Maguire's Reel] / Listowel Lasses / McFadden's Reel / Ríl Mhic Pháidín / McFadden's (also doubled, also reversed parts, also in E Minor) (3rd in set Up against the Buachalawns on Ch B; 2nd in set The Findhorn Set on GOC 2; 5th in set The Five Reel Set on MOCCH 1, where 2nd part is used as intro)
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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).
19744#3
[Boys 3] Boys of the Lough. Live at Passim. Dave Richardson (mandolin, banjo), Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McDonnell [sic for: Cathal McConnell] (flute, whistle), Robin Morton (bodhrán, concertina).
~19781.1#2
[Boys 7] Boys of the Lough. Wish You Were Here. Highlands and Islands Tour. Dave Richardson (mandolin, banjo), Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle), Robin Morton (bodhrán, concertina).
~19798#3
[Ch B] The Chieftains. 9. Boil the Breakfast Early. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle, bones), Derek Bell (harp, tiompán), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán, vocals), Matt Molloy (flute, whistle). For this tune: Sean Keane (fiddle), Matt Molloy (flute).
~19802.1#2
[Oisn 3] Oisín. Over the Moor to Maggie. Gerry Phelan (flute, whistle), Geraldine McGowan (vocals, bodhrán, recorder), Seamus McGowan (guitar, vocals), Brein MacDonagh [sic for:] Brian McDonagh (mandola, guitar, mandolin, bouzouki), Tom MacDonagh [sic for:] Tom McDonagh (bouzouki, guitar), Mick Davis (fiddle).
~19822.10#4
198311#2
[FG 2] Frankie Gavin. Croch Suas É. Up and Away. Frankie Gavin (flute, fiddle, whistle, accordion). For this tune: (Bb whistles).
~199214#4
[CTL 3] Cherish the Ladies. The Back Door. Mary Coogan (guitar, banjo), Siobhan Egan (fiddle, bodhrán), Eileen Golden (feet), Winifred Horan (fiddle, feet), Maureen Doherty Macken [Mary Rafferty] (accordion, flute), Joanie Madden (flute, whistle), Cathie Ryan (vocals), Linnane Wick (feet).
~199711#2
[GOC 2] Gerry O'Connor. Myriad. Gerry O'Connor (banjo, fiddle, guitar). For this tune: (banjo).
20015#1
[PHCB] Public House Ceili Band. Go Figure. Dan Cobb (banjo), Dave Delgado (whistle), Alan Ng (fiddle), Bob Newton (octave mandolin).
~20071#4
[GCB 2] The Glenside. Take the Floor with The Glenside. Tom Flood (accordion), Johnny Duffy (banjo), Moyra Fraser (keyboard, vocals), Aidan Flood (drums).
~200810#5
[MOCCH 1] Máirtín O'Connor, Cathal Hayden, Seamie O'Dowd. Crossroads. Máirtín O'Connor (accordion), Cathal Hayden (fiddle, banjo, viola), Seamie O'Dowd (guitar, vocals, bass, mandolin, cabasa).

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Maid behind the Bar
Boys 7, GL20
Boyne Hunt
Boys 3
Miss Lyon's Fancy
Ch B
Flogging Reel
Oisn 3
Five-Mile Chase
FG 2
Morning Dew
CTL 3
Seán sa Cheo
GOC 2
Jenny's Chickens
GCB 2
Come West along the Road
MOCCH 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Sweeney's Dream
Ch B
Richard Dwyer's
FG 2
Youghal Harbor
CTL 3
Sailor's Bonnet
GOC 2
Toss the Feathers
PHCB
Galway Rambler
GCB 2

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 #3 in volume 2 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #168 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As reel #207 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #61 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 25 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 40 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #378 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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): 1974