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Tune ID#77 (Andy McGann's Reel)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Andy McGann'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 FR (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABC Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Andy McGann's Reel / Andy McGann's / Andy McGann's #1 / Lad O'Beirne's (also 2nd 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).
~197814#1
[PJHrn 1] P.J. Hernon. P.J. Hernon. P.J. Hernon (accordion, melodeon). For this tune: (accordion).
~19799#1
[FR] Joe Burke, Andy McGann, and Felix Dolan. The Funny Reel. Traditional Music of Ireland. Joe Burke (accordion), Andy McGann (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano).
~19801#2
[JKn 2] James Keane. Roll Away the Reel World. James Keane (accordion).
~19805#2
[BigSq] The Big Squeeze. Masters of the Celtic Accordion. James Keane (accordion).
~19831.23#1

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Crossing the Shannon
JKn 2, BigSq
Played beforeOn Albums
Newtown Bridge
JKn 2, BigSq
Humours of Scarriff
FR, SRyan C
Stone in the Field
PJHrn 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 #65 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]
As reel #713 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [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): 1978