At 11:10 AM 6/25/2009 -0500, Alan Ng wrote:
>My copy of Bulmer and Sharpley vol. 4 has a copyright date of 1974. There
>were multiple printings of the B&S volumes, so perhaps your 1976-dated
>copy was a later printing, Don.
Alan, you may want to check your copy again, the copyright notice applying
to that particular volume appears on the title page and the date is (may
be?) different from that on the cover.
>Thanks, Philippe, for pointing out that an A-Dorian setting of tune #3018
>(the one you think should be called "Chris Droney's Favourite") is in
>Bulmer and Sharpley. I missed finding that transcription indeed, since the
>two recordings of that tune I've indexed (both under the title
>"Bellharbour Reel") are both in E Dorian. Although I neverthless caught
>the A-Dorian setting in Mulvihill's book back in 2003 - presumably because
>I was tipped off to a possible connection by Mulvihill's title "Chris
>Droney's". The Bulmer & Sharpley source will show up on irishtune.info
>after I next update the database, hopefully within a week. I'm also
>acknowledging Philippe's helpful contribution here:
>For now, to stick to my methodology, I will leave tune #3018 as
>"Bellharbour Reel" as its predominant title, since the four sources I can
>cite lean in that direction (whereby my method guides me let the votes of
>two recordings outweigh the votes of the two transcriptions).
However, shouldn't you take into account the fact that it appears as "Chris
Droney's Favourite" on Droney's own album "The Flowing Tide," and that this
is the earliest source for the tune?
>Yes, the CmA 1 (Coleman Archive) recording is dated from "the 1940s",
>which I should have clarified when I said it was from 1949 - my method is
>to use the latest possible interpretation when an uncertain date range is
>given for a source. This enables irishtune.info to be used for outlining
>which tune sources may have influenced other sources.
In this case, I would suggest using a different methodology that takes into
account the fact that the dating is anecdotal and very much subject to
question. If anyone can shed light on the life of Mr. Cawley, that would be
very helpful in this case.
Hard-to-find imported Irish CDs
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