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Tune ID#8002 (West Cork Reel)

Transcription of first 2 bars of West Cork 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 JnKlly (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABG Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
West Cork Reel, The / The West Cork / Did You Wash Your Father's Shirt? / Did You Wash Your Fathers Shirt (compare as polka Tom Sullivan's #1925) (also in D)
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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).
197514#1
[JnKlly] John Kelly. Irish Traditional Concertina and Fiddle Music. John Kelly (concertina, fiddle). For this tune: (concertina).
~199516#1
[WatReeds] Tommy Keane, Jacqueline McCarthy, with Alec Finn. The Wind among the Reeds. Tommy Keane (pipes, whistle), Jacqueline McCarthy (concertina). For this tune: (pipes), (concertina).
~20102#1
[SODwyer] Seán O'Dwyer. Irish Trad Concertina from Beara. Seán O'Dwyer (concertina).
~20114#1
[DdBzz] Mick O'Brien and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. Deadly Buzz. Aoibhinn Crónán. Mick O'Brien (pipes, whistle, flute), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (hardanger fiddle, fiddle, whistle). For this tune: (Bb pipes), (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Paddy Fahey's Reel No. 15
WatReeds
Patrick Flynn's Jenny
SODwyer
Millstream Reel
DdBzz

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1975