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Tune ID#88 (John Brennan's)

Transcription of first 2 bars of John Brennan's about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording DODnl 2 (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):
John Brennan's / Ríl Sheáin Uí Bhraonáin / Ríl Dicí Scarlóg [Dicky Sherlock's Reel] / Sherlock's / Ríl Sherlock / The Ash Plant / The Ash Plant No. 2 / Coleman's / Ríl Uí Cholmáin / Denis Murphy's Favourite / Matt Molloy's / Jim Kelly's / Maguire's / Night in Ennis / Tipperary Fancy / Dennis Murphy's Favourite (2nd in set The Lady's Choice Set on BCB 2; 1st in set Dawn on AcrPond; 2nd in set Eff Reels on Gdwr 2) (also in A or C) (compare 1st part with 1st part of Green Mountain #2336)
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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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[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
[DODnl 2] Danny O'Donnell. Ón tSean-Am Anall. Danny O'Donnell (fiddle).
[BG 5] Bobby Gardiner. The Master's Choice. Bobby Gardiner (accordion).
[BCB 2] The Bridge Céilí Band. Sparks on Flags. Tom Ahearne (fiddle), Robert Gleeson (fiddle), Karen Gavigan (fiddle), Carthage Daly (fiddle), Catherine McHugh (fiddle), James Kinsella (accordion), Fionnuala Gleeson (flute), Eugene Nolan (flute), Pat O'Meara (piano, synthesizer), Liam McCormack (drums, bodhrán).
[BRny 1] Brian Rooney. The Godfather. Brian Rooney (fiddle). For this tune: with John Carty (banjo), Frankie Gavin (flute).
[JCt 3] John Carty. Yeh, That's All It Is. John Carty (fiddle, guitar).
[AcrPond] Across the Pond. Across the Pond. Kevin Griffin (banjo), Roger Burridge (fiddle), Michael Shorrock (bouzouki), Quentin Cooper (mandolin, guitar, bass).
[LLses 2] The London Lasses and Pete Quinn. Track Across the Deep. Karen Ryan (fiddle, whistle), Elaine Conwell (fiddle), Dee Havlin (flute, whistle), Maureen Linane (accordion), Kathleen O'Sullivan (vocals).
[RoClare] Riches of Clare. Kieran Kissane, Edel Vaughan, Brian Mooney, Liam Flanagan.
[Gdwr 2] Guidewires. II. Pádraig Rynne (concertina), Sylvain Barou (flute, pipes, biniou kozh), Tóla Custy (fiddle, viola), Paul McSherry (guitar), Karol Lynch (bouzouki, banjo, mandolin).
[Rlta 1] Réalta. Open the Door for Three. Conor Lamb (pipes, whistle), Deirdre Galway (vocals, guitar, bouzouki), Aaron O'Hagan (pipes, whistle, bodhrán).
[NnNCsd] Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha. Draoícht na Feadóige. Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha (flute, whistle).

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Lads of Laois
DODnl 2
Reel of Rio
BG 5
Ladies' Choice
Road to Garrison
BRny 1
Miss Monaghan
JCt 3
New Year's Eve
LLses 2
Jim Donoghue's
Hanly's Tweed
Gdwr 2
Jimmy's Return
Rlta 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Ash Plant
DODnl 2
Paddy Lynn's Delight
Lads of Laois
Trip to Cullenstown
Rlta 1
George White's Favourite


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 #200 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
As tune #30 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #208 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
As reel #28 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
As tune #8 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [available]
As reel #221 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan.
On page 78 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [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 only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1968