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Tune ID#7882 (Contradiction)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Contradiction about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording OTUS2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel48AABBCCA Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Contradiction, The / The Contradiction Reel / An Frithrá / Miss Gunning's Delight / Miss Gunning's Fancy / Miss Gunning's Rant / Radaireacht Iníon Uí Chonaing (2nd in set Prohibition Reel on OTUS2 ) (also singled, also in G) (compare 1st and 3rd parts with 1st and 4th parts of Contradiction #385; the setting on McNamFam adds a part between parts B and C which is the same as the 3rd part of Contradiction #385)
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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).
~192310#2
[OTUS2] Oldtime Records. Vol. 2. U.S. Recordings. Traditional Irish Recordings from 1923 to 1947. Michael Coleman (fiddle), Thomas Gannon (fiddle).
~19987#3
[McNamFam] McNamara Family. Leitrim's Hidden Treasure. Michael McNamara (flute), Brian McNamara (pipes), Ray McNamara (pipes, whistle), Ciarán McNamara (flute), Enda McNamara (fiddle), Deirdre McNamara (concertina), Frank Kelly (piano), Mick Giblin (guitar), Barry Carroll (hammered dulcimer). For this tune: Enda (fiddle).
~200310#1
[TapRT] The Tap Room Trio. The Tap Room Trio. Harry Bradley (flute, piccolo), Jesse Smith (fiddle), John Blake (guitar, piano, flute).
20154#2
[BBow 4] Buttons and Bows. The Return of Spring. Jackie Daly (accordion), Séamus McGuire (fiddle, viola), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Garry O'Briain (guitar, mandocello, piano).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Ladies of Leinster
OTUS2, BBow 4
Logier's
McNamFam
Played beforeOn Albums
Over the Moor to Peggy
TapRT

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 #135 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
As tune #161 in [CRE 5] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 5.

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 only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1923