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Tune ID#965 (Fr. Newman's Reel)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Fr. Newman's 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 ScE (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):
Fr. Newman's Reel / Fr Newman's / John Brady's (2nd in set The Periwig on OCG; 2nd in set Judy Ann's on Yanks 2) (composed by John Brady)
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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).
~197810#1
[LC 1] Liz Carroll. A Friend Indeed. Liz Carroll (fiddle).
19928#3
[ScE] Gerry Harrington and Eoghan O'Sullivan. Scéal Eile. Gerry Harrington (fiddle), Eoghan O'Sullivan (accordion). For this tune: Eoghan (flute), Gerry (fiddle).
~199312#1
[JMd 1] Joanie Madden. A Whistle on the Wind. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle). For this tune: (whistle).
~20002.14#2
[WFO 1] Wooden Flute Obsession. June Ní Chormaic (flute).
~20019#3
[JW 2] John Williams. Steam. John Williams (accordion, concertina, whistle, flute, bodhrán). For this tune: (concertina), with Liz Carroll (fiddle).
~200422#2
[MRaf] Mike Rafferty. Speed 78. Mike Rafferty (flute, pipes). For this tune: (flute).
~20094#2
[OCG] Cillian Vallely and Kevin Crawford. On Common Ground. Cillian Vallely (pipes, whistle), Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhrán). For this tune: (pipes), (flute).
20142.4#2
[Yanks 2] The Yanks. Haymaker. Dan Gurney (accordion), Dylan Foley (fiddle, whistle), Sean Earnest (guitar, bouzouki), Isaac Alderson (flute, pipes, tenor saxophone, whistle). For this tune: Dylan (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Grandpa Tommy's Ceílí Band
ScE
Mountain Lark
JW 2
Fred Finn's
WFO 1
Ceo na gCnoc
MRaf
Templeglantine Reel
OCG
Judy Ann's Waltz
Yanks 2
Played beforeOn Albums
High Reel
JMd 1
Periwig
OCG
Road to Monalea
Yanks 2

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 the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1978