Philippe Varlet sent on 6/25/09 12:23 PM:
> 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.
Since all I have is a photocopy of this volume which someone else made
for me, who may have skipped copying a page, I see no 1976 date, just
the 1974 date.
>> 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?
Someday I hope to have access to a copy of that album, and at that time
I will be able to work through it and include it in irishtune.info. As
one can see, it is not currently in the list of albums covered by
I work strictly according to the sources I can confirm and compare
first-hand, and make no claims to present or decide "truth." Instead I
strictly present what the body of published sources claim, which
represents a measure of popular opinion among the "clergy" of Irish
music (musicians recorded and published), which in turn is one of way
representing "what the tradition thinks," and the tradition has never
been particular about "truth" or self-consistency, as we know :).
Alan Ng, PhD . Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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