Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1022 (Kesh Jig)
|Rhythm ?||Bars||8-bar phrase structure||Mode ?|
|Double jig||32||AABB||G Major|
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.
|[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments).|
[Boys 3] Boys of the Lough. Live at Passim. Dave Richardson (mandolin, banjo), Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McDonnell [sic for: Cathal McConnell] (flute, whistle), Robin Morton (bodhrán, concertina).
[BB 1] The Bothy Band. 1975. The First Album. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Matt Molloy (flute, whistle), Tommy Peoples (fiddle), Donal Lunny (bouzouki, vocals), Tríona Ni Dhomhnaill (harpsichord, bodhrán, vocals), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (guitar, vocals).
[BB 6] The Bothy Band. Live in Concert. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Matt Molloy (flute), Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Peter Browne (pipes), Dónal Lunny (bouzouki), Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (vocals, clavinet), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar).
[BB 4] The Bothy Band. After Hours. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Matt Molloy (flute), Dónal Lunny (vocals, bouzouki, guitar, bodhrán), Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (vocals, keyboards, bodhrán), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar, keyboards).
[ItS] In the Smoke. John Doonan (piccolo).
[JKn 2] James Keane. Roll Away the Reel World. James Keane (accordion).
[WmSullvn] William Sullivan. Traditional Irish Music. William Sullivan (accordion). For this tune: Mitzie Collins (hammered dulcimer).
[BPower] Brendan Power. New Irish Harmonica. Brendan Power (harmonica). For this tune: (C harmonica).
[KMKerry] Musique et Musiciens d'Irlande (Killorglin and Miltown, Co Kerry). Music and Musicians of Ireland. Musik und Musiker aus Irland. Tomás O'Sullivan (pipes), Tim Kearns (fiddle).
[NaCnn 1] Na Connerys. Celtic Sessions. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Kevin Glackin (fiddle), Sean Og Potts (pipes, whistle), John Regan (accordion), John Wynne (flute), Tom McDonagh (bouzouki), Mark Kelly (guitar).
[JRSLCB 2] Johnny Reidy and the Sliabh Luachra Ceili Band. Music for Set Dancing Vol. II. Johnny Reidy (accordion).
[CLnn 1] Charlie Lennon. Time for a Tune. Charlie Lennon (fiddle, piano, drum).
[IBrgd 10] The Irish Brigade (and Friends). Live at the Half Time Rec. Mike Wallace (guitar, bodhrán, bass, vocals), Sean Conway (flute, whistle, guitar, vocals), John Wright (bass), Karie Oberg (vocals), Mike Ryan (dumbek). For this tune: Sean Conway (flute).
[GCB 2] The Glenside. Take the Floor with The Glenside. Tom Flood (accordion), Johnny Duffy (banjo), Moyra Fraser (keyboard, vocals), Aidan Flood (drums).
[CMcN] Christy McNamara. The House I Was Reared In. Christy McNamara (accordion, concertina, vocals). For this tune: (accordion), with Martin Hayes (viola).
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 very similar to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.
|As tune #1030 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #1080 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #243 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems.|
|On page 24 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music.|
|As tune #56 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.|
|On page 57 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised.|
|On page 66 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised.|
|On page 157 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook.|
|As jig #20 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.|
|As tune #81 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes.|
|On page 90 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.|
|In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].|
|On page 150 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.|
|As jig #64 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland.|
|As jig #101 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan.|
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