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Tune ID#874 (Hunter's House)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Hunter's House about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording AIC2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Hunter's House, The / Hunter's House / Reavy's / Reavey's / Reevy's / Reevy's Reel / Dowd's Favorite (2nd in set Reavy's Medley on AMPR; 2nd in set Reavy's on FlgDub; 4th in set Dusty Miller on Ch W; 3rd in set The Savoy on KCB 6; 3rd in set Crossroads on MOCCH 1; 2nd in set Rose of Sharon on LTC 1) (also in A) (compare Hunter's House #6657) (composed by Ed Reavy)
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cd Discography

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. Performers (instruments). Go to album
~19597#2
[AIC1] Paddy Canny, P.J. Hayes, Peadar O'Loughlin, Bridie Lafferty. An Historic Recording of Irish Traditional Music from County Clare and East Galway. Paddy Canny (fiddle), P.J. Hayes (fiddle).
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~195912#2
[AIC2] Paddy Canny. Meet Paddy Canny. All-Ireland Champion - Violin. Paddy Canny (fiddle). For this tune: with P.J. Hayes.
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~19761#2
[AMPR] Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds. Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds. Andy McGann (fiddle), Paddy Reynolds (fiddle).
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~19782.9#2
[FlgDub] Paddy Glackin, Mick Gavin, Michael O'Brien. The Flags of Dublin. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Mick Gavin (flute), Michael O'Brien [known later as:] Mick O'Brien (pipes). For this tune: Paddy (fiddle).
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~197922#1
[MER] The Music of Ed Reavy. Maeve Donnelly (fiddle).
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19885#7 (9:16)
[GFA] The Green Fields of America. Live in Concert. Mick Moloney (banjo, mandolin, guitar, tres, vocals), Robbie O'Connell (guitar, vocals), Jimmy Keane (piano accordion, synthesizers, vocals), Eileen Ivers (fiddle), Seamus Egan (pipes, flute, whistle, bodhrán, tres).
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~199013#3
[SK 2] Seán Keane. Jig It in Style. Seán Keane (fiddle).
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~19923#3
[MMM] Music at Matt Molloy's.
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19972#2
[JDr 3] Joe Derrane. The Tie that Binds. Joe Derrane (accordion). For this tune: with Jerry O'Sullivan (pipes).
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~199715#1
[NaCnn 1] Na Connerys. Celtic Sessions. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Kevin Glackin (fiddle), Sean Og Potts (pipes, whistle), John Regan (accordion), John Wynne (flute), Tom McDonagh (bouzouki), Mark Kelly (guitar). For this tune: 1st time Glackins (fiddles).
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~19986#1
[Cltri 3] Ceoltóirí. Women of Ireland. Karen Ashbrook (hammered dulcimer, flute, whistle), Connie McKenna (vocals, guitar), Sue Richards (harp). For this tune: Karen (hammered dulcimer).
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20005#4
[Ch W] The Chieftains. Water from the Well. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle, accordion), Derek Bell (harp, harpsichord, piano, tiompán), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán, vocals), Matt Molloy (flute).
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20022.15#1
[KCThtr] Live from the Katharine Cornell Theater. Traditional Irish Music. Paddy Keenan (pipes), Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
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20021.4#2
[KCThtr] Live from the Katharine Cornell Theater. Traditional Irish Music. Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
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~20029#3
[KCB 6] The Kilfenora Céilí Band. Live in Lisdoonvarna. Anne Rynne (fiddle), Conor McCarthy (accordion), Garry Shannon (flute), Tim Collins (concertina), Sheila Garry (fiddle), Fintan McMahon (piano), Anne Marie McCormack (fiddle), John Lynch (banjo), Sean Griffin (drums), Anthony Quigney (flute).
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~20021.9#2
[MSCB] Michael Sexton Ceili Band. Michael Sexton Ceili Band. Michael Sexton (accordion), Caroline Tubridy (fiddle), Pat Curtin (flute), Brian Morgan (flute), Ralph Morgan (banjo), George Byrt (piano), Martin Garrihy (drums).
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~20072#2
[CAdz 1] Charlene Adzima. The Initiation. Charlene Adzima (fiddle, viola, vocals).
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~20081#3
[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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20117#2
[LTC 1] Long Time Courting. Alternate Routes. Ariel Friedman (cello, vocals), Liz Simmon (guitar, vocals), Shannon Heaton (flute, whistle, vocals), Sarah Blair (fiddle, vocals). For this tune: 1st time Sarah Blair (fiddle).
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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 very similar to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #21 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
As tune #33 in [ER] Joseph M. Reavy (compiler). The Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy. [available]
On page 31 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On pages 50-51 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #141 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #143 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. [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): 1959