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Would you be interested in help from other musicians?
Sure, that would be wonderful! Here's my wish list:
- Support irishtune.info financially or by donating Irish CDs and tunebooks that are missing in the index.
- New or used CD issues of the following (which are not available for listing on the Amazon wishlist above):
- Padraig O'Keeffe, The Sliabh Luachra Fiddle Master, RTE 174CD, 1995
- Music from Sliabh Luachra, RTE CD183, 1995
- Humours of Lisheen
- Matt Cranitch, Éistigh Seal, Gael Linn CEFCD 104
- DeDannan, Anthem
- Paddy O'Brien Tune Collection
- A spreadsheet with abc versions of all tunes in any one of these books (see Bibliography): CRE 1, CRE 2, MM, and R. A smaller but still very useful project would be to type up only the incipits (first 2 bars) from these books. I don't need the tune titles typed, just the book's tune number that goes with each bit of abc. Here's an example incipit for a jig (this is the first double jig in O'Neill's 1850, his #701):
K:D A|~d3 AFD|E2F G2A|
A good example of how to organize a spreadsheet like this is here: O'Neill's.
- A copy of these books:
- Ceol Rince na hÉireann volumes 3, 4, and/or 5.
- Vincent Broderick's The Turoe Stone.
- The Waltz Book III by Bill Matthiesen
- Get some company to issue a commercial remastering on CD of James Morrison's 78 rpm records.
- Get some company to issue a commercial remastering on CD of Bobby Casey's Casey in the Cowhouse.
- Do the legal work necessary to get irishtune.info registered as a IRS-recognized non-profit educational organization.
- Help me write a grant application so that I can spend more time working on the Tunography.
If you want to check out my employment situation (or lack thereof), see my personal homepage.
Why do you need to have and keep an original physical CD package?
It's necessary for me to have permanent access to the original physical objects because for every new item I later work on (such as a tune on a CD, or a tune in a tunebook), I compare it against all other items that are already in the database. That's not possible to do - and to absolutely verify - if I no longer have all the objects at hand. This is an established practice in quality bibliographical work generally, called the "autopsy" method.
Another reason is that occasions arise later when I wonder if I made a data-entry error or a tune-identification error, so I need to pull out the original item again to make sure. Also sometimes sharp-eyed visitors such as yourself challenge my work and I need to have the original object at hand so I can reply with confidence, either confirming my work or confirming that the challenger is in fact right on. For a list of the cases when the challenger has been correct, see the next question!
So, in short, I really can't do work like this if I no longer have the originals at hand.
Who has helped find errors in my data?
Out of the hundreds of thousands of readers of irishtune.info over the years, and out of the hundreds who have written me for various reasons, there have been a handful of alert and careful musicians who have found the following real errors in my work. I was able to independently confirm their discoveries and then corrected my data accordingly. Here I would like to gratefully acknowledge their assistance:
- Lesl Harker 15 May 2013: Was simply complimenting my work in identifying the Gan Ainm tune on JOS 1 as tune #1076, and mentioned that it was the same tune as "Denis Igoe's" from her book of Mike Rafferty's tunes. That led me to discover that I had separately identified "Denis Igoe's" as a different tune record, just in a different key and a slightly different setting (centered on the Northern one from A RC). I then merged all those sources as #1076.
- Kevin Fontaine, of Massachusetts, 10 April 2013: Noticed that in my initial work on the album SailCrvt two years earlier, I had accidentally skipped the 2nd tune on track 16. Kevin also correctly identified it as #2908.
- Robert Alfredsson of Sweden, 12 February 2013: Noticed that in my work on album Ch W back in March 2000, I had made the mistake of trusting the Chieftain's liner notes for tracks 10 and 12. In track 10 they actually play one more tune than they actually list titles for (I had omitted their unmentioned 3rd tune), and in track 12 I had failed to take note of the final tune they play.
Also, regarding my even older work on the album Ch 4, he correctly noted that I had (tentatively, at least) misidentified the 2nd tune on track 1, Paddy Moloney's florid solo, and that it is actually #593. Furthermore, he identified the untitled air on track 5 of that album as ##3873, which I had apparently entirely skipped in my original work.
- Kevin Fontaine of Massachusetts, 9 December 2012: Noticed that I had described #532 as an AABB structure tune when in fact it has an AABBCC structure.
- Lesl Harker 6-9 December 2012: Noticed that I had misidentified the "O'Brien's" hornpipe on track 15 of MMR 1 (a mistake dating back to my early work in the 1990s), which led me to reanalyze it and recognize it as a somewhat unique setting of #2955.
- Stanton of Indiana, USA, 31 July 2012: Recognized that I had miscategorized the Lu 3 source of #1542 as a separate tune.
- Mark Anderson of Sydney, Australia, 30 June 2012: Shared his opinions about the identity of a number of tunes on Seamus Tansey's Easter Snow. He definitely gets credit for identifying Tansey's "Mick Flatley's Delight" as #1363. In other cases I can't go as far as calling Mark's identifications as "the same tune." Instead I'm giving Mark credit here for noticing the following similarities between tunes, such as between Tansey's #3446 with the more common tune #68. Likewise, prompted by Mark's suggestions, I linked Tansey's tune #3447 with #3469, matched the start of Tansey's #3462 with the start of the common tune #203, and matched part of Tansey's tune #3463 with a part of the classic tune #669 as well as its entire general outline with #937.
- Christoph Zeiler, 27 June 2012: Found the O'Neill's source for #5131.
- Christoph Zeiler, 1 June 2012: Noticed that I had split the sources of #2698 across two different tune entries. I was presumably misled because the emphasized first note differed in these settings. So I combined them all as #2698.
- Christoph Zeiler, 29 April 2012: Let me know that Mick O'Brien's pipes are a B set, not a (rather unlikely) A set on track 5 of MOB.
- Grey Larsen, 2 January 2012: Noticed that I had accidentally transcribed #4452 in E Major instead of A Major.
- Christoph Zeiler, 11 December 2011: Pointed out that I had been maintaining two separate records for #115: as a slide and as a jig. I then merged those records.
- Conor Caldwell of Belfast, Ireland, 17 November 2011: Observed some confusion among my sources for #1429 and #1430, which I then cleared up.
- Shannon Heaton of Boston, Massachusetts, 16 November 2011: Pointed out the close similarity between #89 and #2329.
- Michel Sikiotakis of Paris, France, 23 September 2011: Noticed that I had misidentified the first tune on track 19 of BFair.
- Edward G. Lynch, 19 September 2011: Discovered that sources for tune #2964 were split across two different tune records, which I then combined as #2964.
- RWW Taylor, 3 May 2011: Another report in his series of research notes to me (see below):
- Saw that O'Neill's transcriptions under the title "Barney O'Neill" are the same tune as #681.
- Saw that O'Neill's transcriptions under the title "The Girl with the Laughing Eyes" are the same tune as #1858.
- Discovered that I had categorized the D Major version of #1020 as a separate tune, which I've now merged together.
- Recognized that two different tune records actually concerned the same tune, now merged as #1032.
- Saw that O'Neill's transcription "The Bouncing Boy" is quite similar to #1112.
- Noticed similarity of 1st parts of #1708 and #3739.
- Observed that the slide and jig settings of #880, which I had previously identified as two separate tunes, could be considered the same tune, which I agreed with at this point, so I merged these sources together.
- Found the transcriptions of #543 and #5496 that are in the book JKg 3. The fact that my tune-identification method should have previously found these, but didn't, led me to discover an error in my database which had prevented me - for several years - from scanning through reels in the JKg 3 book when I was searching for matches in my entire database. This discovery in turn led me to fix the problem and then successfully identify a number of the remaining unidentified reels in the JKg 3 book.
- Noticed the similarity of the "Kilcogy Reel" transcription in book JKg 3 with #466, and likewise found the transcription of #5253 in book B&S. Again, as above, the peculiar fact that I hadn't already caught both of these myself led me to discover bugs in my tune-identification system related to natural signs appearing on strong beats of a tune, which I've now fixed.
- Found the transcription of #1904 in book JKg 3 even though Keegan transposed the order of this tune's parts.
- Found the B&S and DM 3 transcriptions of #4958 despite the reversal of this tune's parts in those books.
- Discovered that I had cataloged as a separate tune a D-Mixolydian setting of #1409, so I then merged the associated sources.
- Discovered the relationship (or perhaps imitation) between #1941 and #908.
- Discovered the relationship between #1242 and #2102.
- Found the transcription of #5497 in the book JKg 3.
- Found the transcription of #298 in the book 1850.
- Found the transcription of #1905 in the book 1001.
- Found the transcription of #4300 in the book B&S.
- Kenny Hadden, 30 March 2011: Identified the untitled 2nd tune on track 10 of FG 2 as #2373.
- Christoph Zeiler, 28 November 2010: Noticed a rhythmic error in my transcription of Seamus Ennis's performance of #563.
- Padraig McCluskey: 12 September 2010: Noticed that there are in fact 3 tunes, labeled only as 2 tunes, at the end of track 3 on OMcA.
- Pat Wilcox, 26 May 2010: Identified the first untitled tune on track B.6 of Boys 8.
- Robert Alfredsson, 13 November 2009: Identified the 4th and 6th untitled O'Carolan pieces on track 8 of Ch 5.
- Naka Ishii, 7 September 2009: Noticed that I had missed recognizing the transcription in book ER as belonging with #989.
- Philippe Varlet, 25 June 2009: Pointed out on IRTRAD-L that an A-Dorian setting of #3018 is in Bulmer & Sharpley.
- Steve Abel, 9 Feb. 2009: He innocently wrote me to say he knew a particular jig under a different title, which led me to discover several problems with my work on my records for no less than four separate jigs, all vaguely similar to each other, which eventually led me to a much tidier and more accurate sorting of all those sources, especially jigs #679 and #1887.
- RWW Taylor, 1 Sept. 2008: Another report in his series of tunebook-related notes to me (see below), this one focused mainly on airs, songs, and the like:
- Kevin Fontaine, 26 April 2008: Noticed that the two Paddy Fahy hornpipes I had as #1502 and #1503 were actually the same tune. I had seen them as separate tunes because one is a flute-compatible variation on this fiddle tune, but on second thought I combined these sources under #1502.
- RWW Taylor, 15 April 2008: Another report in his series of tunebook-related notes to me (see below):
- All three O'Neill sources for #1176 and #4586, and for the "Stagger the Buck" settings of #882.
- Notation errors in my transcriptions of #384 and #719.
- The fact that the tune for song #4195 has a transcription as a slow air in the book JKgn.
- The FF book source for #3335, #3437 and for #3664.
- The 1850 and Krsn sources for #1486, and for the "Funny Mistake" setting of #3980.
- Suggested that 1850 #779 and its twin 1001 #56 belong to tune #306, which isn't correct, but his suggestion led me to realize that those two do belong, in at least a general way, to tune #4798.
- The Cr source for #1671.
- The Roche vol. 2 #253 source (albeit only a relation of similarity) for #3736.
- Christoph Zeiler, 1 April 2008: Pointed out something which let me discover that back in 2005, when I divided the many, somewhat similar "Rakes of Kildare" sources as two distinct jigs (#1638 and #4273), I had forgotten to move the 1001 #108 source over to tune #4273 together with when I moved its identical twin, 1850 #847.
- Anonymous, 20 March 2008: Suggested that #1580, a Cape Breton reel, was actually the Irish hornpipe "The Flowing Tide" (which, by the way, is #653). Thanks to this anonymous prompt, I gave #1580 tune a back-to-back comparison against #653 and added a note that at least their 2nd parts are alike.
- RWW Taylor, 3 March 2008: Submitted another report in his series of notes (see below), drawing on his tunebook database:
- The 1001 source for #868.
- The 1850 #193 source for another song-air setting of #701, as well as the Krsn source for Hawk's Hornpipe, which I include here only as a partially-relevant transcription.
- The Roche source for #4467.
- The 1850 source (as a song-air) for jig #3045.
- All three O'Neill-edition sources for the "Best in the Bag" setting of #801, and for #2671.
- RWW Taylor, 26 January 2008: Submitted another report in his series (see below), pointing out the following tunebook-related discoveries:
- The 1001 source for #1245.
- All three O'Neill-edition sources for tunes #1314 and #2245.
- The similarity between the O'Neill's sources for #1862 and #5081.
- The somewhat similar source at 1850 #970 for #409.
- Christoph Zeiler, 10 January 2008: Pointed out that book 1001 actually does have a transcription of tune #863. Thanks!
- RWW Taylor, 31 December 2007: Submitted a third report (see 8 December and 11 November below) of issues and questions he had collected while working on his own tune database. He earned credit for the following discoveries:
- My mistake in including transcription #54 from the book Allan's Irish Fiddler in my bibliography for tune #172. Although it does bear some distant resemblances to #172 (and its cousins) in parts, in fact it did not musically correspond to any tune in the Index to date.
- All three O'Neill-edition sources for tune #1115.
- The CRE 2 source for #3355.
- The fact that IBPS transcription #29 is vaguely similar to tune #3976.
- A typographical error ('5' instead of '3') in my list of titles for #942.
- Christoph Zeiler, 12 December 2007: Pointed out that book 1001 actually does have a transcription of tune #2417. Thanks!
- RWW Taylor, 8 December 2007: Submitted another long report (after his 11 November one, see below) of tunebook sources he had found missing during his own database work, and some other types of problems:
- Asked me whether the unusual version of polka #3745 which I had found on LAC is in fact the same tune as the more conventional setting of the polka which I had previously identified as an unrelated tune, found on the Beg 1 album and in book HN. His suspicion turned out to be right, so I then combined all those sources under #3745. Thanks, RWW!
- Noted the similarity between the polka #2885 and the song #2327.
- Noted that I mistakenly typed the page number instead of the transcription number in my reference to the 1850 source for #1602.
- Found a typographical error of mine, where I typed page number 124 instead of 134 for Krassen's transcription of "Molly What Ails You?", at tune #1021.
- All three O'Neill-edition sources for tune #1049.
- The fact that the transcription "Old Horned Sheep" found in all three O'Neill-edition sources is partially similar to #1570.
- O'Neill's additional transcription (the setting titled "Boys of Galway") in all three O'Neill editions, for #2993.
- The 1850 and Krsn sources for tunes #55 and #2727.
- An additional source in 1850 (O'Neill's #1006) for #908.
- In 1850, yet another (a third transcription, at O'Neill's #897, to add to the two I had already found) for #2485, as well as the corresponding transcription in Krassen's edition.
- The FF sources for tunes #726, #778, #790, #2460, #2885, #3719 and the partially relevant one for #3157.
- The 1850 sources for #130, #790, #1639, #1738, #1848, #2327 and #3157.
- The 1001 source for #788, #5026, and an additional 1001 source for #2059 (O'Neill's #358).
- The fact that Allan's transcription #93 is partly like #139, as well as the the fact that Krassen, on his p. 207, mistakenly omitted his intended transcription of #139 and instead included a second, duplicate transcription of #1861.
- Bob Pfeffer, 4 December 2007: Recognized that the new jig I had identified on KitRec track 11 was in fact the same jig as #2600, even though on KitRec, the musicians chose to put the last part of the jig first, which had thrown me off the track. So I combined those records under #2600. Thanks, Bob.
- RWW Taylor, 11 November 2007: Submitted a lengthy report of issues he collected over a long period of time while working on his own tune database, one apparently more focused on tunebooks. Put concisely, he found for me:
- All three O'Neill-edition book sources for both tune #1671 and for tune #1910.
- The 1001 book source for tune #1890.
- An additional 1001 book source for tune #1845, a mostly-similar tune at O'Neill's #320.
- The 1850 book sources for tune #223, tune #2798, and tune #1758.
- An additional 1850 book source for tune #1762, at O'Neill's #1475.
- The 1850 and the JOL book sources for tune #2410.
- A typographical error in my bibliography for tune #1697, where I had typed the page number instead of the tune number for the 1850 book source.
- A typographical error in my musical transcription of tune #4292.
- Bill Harker, 21 September 2007: Noticed that the "Gan Ainm" tune on track 8 of Jerry O'Sullivan's Invasion is in fact the same tune as #2021. Now fixed!
- Joe Bowbeer, 11 September 2007: Noticed that I accidentally used a wrong tune ID number in my comment about the similarity between Scatter the Mud #1728 and Maid of Tramore #1028. Thanks!
- Anonymous, 13 February 2007: Noticed that I missed that Queen of the Fair #1623 actually does have a transcription in O'Neill's 1001 tunebook. Thanks!
- Jerome Colburn, 30 January 2007: Pointed out on IRTRAD-L that my bar count for Arthur Darley's unusual-meter jig #2907 was wrong. Upon reexamination I decided that it was in fact not objectively countable at all (at least as played in the Irish tradition), so I removed my bar count.
- Thomas Young, 25 and 28 January 2007: Noticed two more errors of mine regarding two tunes on Frankie Gavin's FG 3 album, even though Laurent had found a different error back in March 2005 (see below). Thomas first noticed that I had not accounted for the unlabeled 3rd tune on track 9, which of course is The Steeplechase #1834. A few days later, he also noticed that I had failed to recognize that the untitled tune that starts track 15 is, of course, Mullingar Races #1367. As I explained to Thomas, my records show that I originally worked on this Frankie Gavin album during the final throes of writing my PhD thesis in early 2002, and that was clearly a bad time for me to try do any careful tune identifying!
- Michael Gregory, 30 November 2006: Noticed that polka #3635, recorded by Johnny O'Leary and Donncha Lynch, is actually the same tune (but in a different key, and with a somewhat different opening) as the polka #877. So I combined those sources under #877 and abandoned #3635.
- Anonymous, 10 October 2006: Noticed that I listed the track number of tune #3335 as recorded on Ch AIE as 2 instead of 3.
- Kevin Krell, 23 August 2006: Noticed that I didn't include the alternate spelling "McGlinchey" from the WFO 2 source for Brendan McGlinchey's last name in the composer credit for tune #419. (Until WFO 2, all of my sources for that tune had spelled his last name only as "McGlinchy.")
- Kevin Krell, 26 July 2006: Noticed that I entered 1993 (the reissue year) instead of 1981 (the original publication date) as the date for track 18 (disc 2) on the album WFO 1.
- Philip Smith, 14 March 2006: Noticed that the polka #3490 is actually just the polka tune #1450, but in a different key. So I then rewrote the #1450 info in light of the additional tune sources which I moved there from #3490. Then I abandoned #3490.
- Laurent (from Brittany, France), 7 March 2005: Noticed that the untitled 3rd tune which I had not yet identified on track 3 of the album FG 3 was actually Maudabawn Chapel, tune #1236. So I abandoned tune #2900.
- Lia Zito, 11 June 2004: Noticed that I had two different tunes set up to describe one jig, #961, since some sources were in D Major and some were in G Major, and other very minor differences. So I made some minor adjustments in light of this insight, and at some later date I decided to abandon tune #2932 since more data was making it clear that these were all one tune in the Irish tradition. Lia was right in the end.
- Lia Zito, 8 June 2004: Noticed that the reel recorded as "Sonny's Return" on the KH album is actually the same tune as Paddy Lynn's Delight, tune #1513. So I abandoned tune #1796.
- Anonymous, 23 April 2004: Noticed that a tune unhelpfully titled as "Jim Coleman's" on the Drv album is actually the Controversial Reel, tune #386, although in D Major instead of the usual G Major. So I abandoned tune #2682.
- Paul de Grae, 14 December 2003: Noticed that a couple of my sources for the similar-sounding hornpipes Bee's Wing, tune #3437, and The Wonder, tune #3439, were assigned to the wrong one of those tunes. All fixed, thanks to Paul. Later I started playing Bee's Wing myself, which means that error definitely won't happen again!
- John McGann, 18 November 2002: Noticed that I mistakenly categorized his composition The Nightlight, tune #3502, as a reel instead of as a hornpipe.