Speaking for the aforementioned irishtune.info reference work, I agree
with Paul Mitchell's identifications of the tunes in the Youtube clip:
1st tune: Sporting Paddy
3rd tune: Castle Kelly
The 2nd tune at 1:16 is not familiar, and after a little analysis using
the back end of my irishtune.info database, I can state with confidence
that this tune does not exist anywhere in the 713 albums and 58
tunebooks I've indexed over the years.
I agree with Philippe that it might have been written either in the
Irish or Scottish idioms. It might be a recent composition, but it's
conservative enough in its manner that it could be a bit older.
James Lyons sent on 10/25/14, 6:53 AM:
> First off I would suggest this site- https://www.irishtune.info/
> tho for me it turned up nothing in this writing
> On Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 1:15 PM, Philippe Varlet <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> At 09:23 AM 10/24/2014 +0100, you wrote:
>>> Hello Paul !
>>> Thanks to answer so quickly.
>>> I agree with you about the Donald Davidson tune I have found here :
>>> recording 3
>>> It is also the same given by "The Session".
>>> But it is not the tune I am looking for ; listen to this youtube clip :
>>> the second tune at about 1'16.
>> Bonjour Francois,
>> I have been playing and indexing Irish music for over 35 years and haven't
>> come across the tune on your YouTube clip before. The "70th's Farewell" is
>> a well-known Scottish march, and obviously not the same tune. So we can
>> conclude at least that the title is wrong. The melody of your reel doesn't
>> strike me as particularly Irish or Scottish--could be either, or maybe it
>> was made up by a Frenchman... Let us know if you solve the mystery.
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