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Tune ID#888 (I'm Waiting for You)

Transcription of first 2 bars of I'm Waiting for You about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording PCln (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):
I'm Waiting for You / Ag Fanacht leat atá mé / The Leitrim Reel / Kitty Linnanes / Des Regan's
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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).
~19748#2
[KCB 3] [The Kilfenora Ceili Band]. [The Kilfenora Céilí Band].
19902.3#1
[BnkShn] Paddy O'Brien, Séamus Connolly. The Banks of the Shannon. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Séamus Connolly (fiddle). For this tune: Séamus (fiddle).
~19961#1
[PCln] Pat Cloonan. Pat Cloonan's Thanksgiving. Patrick Cloonan (accordion). For this tune: with Martin Hayes (fiddle).
~199913#4
[Provd 1] Providence. Providence. John Wynne (flute, whistle), Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina, accordion), Méabh O'Hare (fiddle), Joan McDermott (vocals), Paul Doyle (guitar, bouzouki, vocals).
~20015#1
[Beg 2] Beginish. Stormy Weather. Brendan Begley (accordion, vocals), Noel O'Grady (bouzouki), Paul McGrattan (flute, whistle), Gavin Ralston (guitar, keyboards), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle). For this tune: Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle).
~20021.5#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).
20048#2
[TP 9] Tommy Peoples. Recorded at Fiddler's Hearth. Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
200911#3
[JDr 6] Joe Derrane. Grove Lane. Joe Derrane (accordion).
~201411#1
[RBysFam] Randal Bays and Family. A Rake of Tunes. Randal Bays (fiddle), Susan Waters (fiddle), Willie Bays (flute), Owen Bays (concertina).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Farewell to Erin
KCB 3, MSCB
Bunch of Green Rushes
Provd 1
Imelda Roland's
TP 9
Brosnan's Reel
JDr 6
Played beforeOn Albums
Boys of Ballisodare
KCB 3, MSCB
Magpie's Nest
BnkShn
Never Was Piping So Gay
PCln
Touch Me If You Dare
Beg 2
Humours of Tulla
RBysFam

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 #1486 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #711 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #176 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
On page 148 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 31 of [TOC] Tomás Ó Canainn. Traditional Music in Ireland. [available]
As reel #360 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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): 1903