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Tune ID#985 (John Stenson's No. 2)

Transcription of first 2 bars of John Stenson's No. 2 about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording KB Cap (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel32AABBA Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
John Stenson's No. 2 / John Stenson's #2 / Johns Stenson's No 2 / John Stenson's / John Stenson's #1 / Mananan Reel
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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).
~19785#3
[KB Cap] Kevin Burke. If the Cap Fits. Kevin Burke (fiddle). For this tune: with Jackie Daly (accordion).
~19874#3
[MM 3] Matt Molloy. Stony Steps. Matt Molloy (flute).
19941.4#3
[BPower] Brendan Power. New Irish Harmonica. Brendan Power (harmonica).
200114#2
[PHCB] Public House Ceili Band. Go Figure. Dan Cobb (banjo), Dave Delgado (whistle), Alan Ng (fiddle), Bob Newton (octave mandolin).
~200712#3
[PS 9] Patrick Street. On the Fly. Kevin Burke (fiddle), John Carty (fiddle, flute, banjo), Ged Foley (guitar, vocals), Andy Irvine (mandolin, mandola, bouzouki, harmonica, vocals). For this tune: with Jackie Daly (accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
John Stenson's No. 1
KB Cap, PS 9
Mullingar Races
MM 3
Wind that Shakes the Barley
BPower
Hunter's Purse
PHCB

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 #50 in [SIMB] Tony Sullivan. Sully's Irish Music Book. [available]
As reel #28 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions. [available]
On page 104 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As reel #156 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): 1978