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Tune ID#982 (Seán Ó'Duibhir a'Ghleanna)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Seán Ó'Duibhir a'Ghleanna about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording WC 3 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars6-bar phrase structureMode ?
Set dance36AABABAA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Seán Ó'Duibhir a'Ghleanna / Seán Ó Duibhir a' Ghleanna / Seán Ó Duibhir an Ghleanna / Sean O'Duibhir an Ghleanna / Seaan o'Dúibhir an Gleanna / Seaan O Duibhir An Gleanna / John O'Dwyer of the Glen / John O'Dwyer of the Glens (embedded in medley titled Gol na mBan san Ár on Ch B) (also as song/air #3873)
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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).
19731#1
[WC 3] Willie Clancy. The Pipering of Willie Clancy. Volume 2. Willie Clancy (pipes, whistle).
~19799#2
[Ch B] The Chieftains. 9. Boil the Breakfast Early. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle, bones), Derek Bell (harp, tiompán), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán, vocals), Matt Molloy (flute, whistle).
~199613#1
[JOBM 1] Jimmy O'Brien-Moran. Seán Reid's Favourite. Jimmy O'Brien-Moran (pipes).
~200218#1
[RBPOL 2] Ronan Browne and Peter O'Loughlin. Touch Me If You Dare. Ronan Browne (pipes, flute), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle, flute). For this tune: (pipes), (fiddle).
~20091#1
[PCrbry] Peter Carberry. Traditional Irish Music from Co. Longford. Peter Carberry (accordion, banjo, tenor guitar). For this tune: (Bb accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Gol na mBan san Ár
Ch B
Played beforeOn Albums
Ask My Father
PCrbry

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 #967 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #190 in volume 3 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #89 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
As tune #60 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [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): 1907