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Tune ID#81 (Antrim Rose)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Antrim Rose about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording KOS (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Antrim Rose, The / Rós Aontroma (singled and with 2nd part as intro on KClns 2) (composed by Paddy O'Brien the younger, of Offaly)
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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).
~198114#2
[KOS] James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien, Daithi Sproule. Traditional Music of Ireland. James Kelly (fiddle), Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Daithi Sproule (vocals, guitar).
~19854#1
[Boys 11] Boys of the Lough. To Welcome Paddy Home. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle, vocals), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, banjo, cittern), Christy O'Leary (pipes, harmonica, whistle, vocals), John Coakley (guitar, piano). For this tune: Christy (pipes).
~19968#3
[Sol 1] Solas. Solas. Seamus Egan (flute, whistle, guitar, pipes, bodhrán, vocals), Karan Casey (vocals), John Doyle (guitar, vocals), Winifred Horan (fiddle, vocals), John Williams (accordion, concertina, vocals). For this tune: John Williams (concertina).
~20092#2
[KClns 2] Kathleen Collins. My Book of Songs. Kathleen Collins (fiddle). For this tune: with Dan Collins (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
John McGinley's
KOS
Máire Breathnach's #2
Sol 1
Mullin's Fancy
KClns 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Miss McGuiness
Boys 11
Atlantic Wave
Sol 1
George White's Favourite
KClns 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 #147 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]
As reel #222 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): 1979