Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1032 (Macroom Lasses)
|Rhythm ?||Bars||8-bar phrase structure||Mode ?|
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).|
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
[KB SD] Kevin Burke. Sweeney's Dream. Fiddle Tunes from County Sligo, Ireland. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
[JDSC] Jackie Daly, Séamus Creagh. Jackie Daly. Séamus Creagh. Jackie Daly (accordion), Séamus Creagh (fiddle). For this tune: 1st time Jackie (accordion).
[Di] Ditherum. Reeling between Bars. Catherine Drapier (vocals, guitar), Eileen Healy (vocals, guitar), Edel Sullivan (fiddle), Pádraig Kelleher (flute), Donal Lyons (percussion). For this tune: Pádraig Kelleher (flute), Edel Sullivan (fiddle).
[TapRT] The Tap Room Trio. The Tap Room Trio. Harry Bradley (flute, piccolo), Jesse Smith (fiddle), John Blake (guitar, piano, flute). For this tune: Jesse Smith (fiddle).
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 #1219 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #496 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems.|
|As (Treoir) in [L] Alan's private loose music.|
|On page 150 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music.|
|As reel #34 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan.|
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