Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1093 (Lark on the Strand)
|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).|
[Rnys] The Raineys. The Raineys. Paddy Rainey (fiddle), Stephen Rainey (fiddle), Bridie 'Biddy' Rainey (vocals).
[FCssdy] Frank Cassidy. Níl Gar Ann! Frank Cassidy (fiddle).
[AW] Paddy Reynolds, Charlie Mulvihill, James Keane, with Felix Dolan. Atlantic Wave. Paddy Reynolds (fiddle), Charlie Mulvihill (accordion), James Keane (accordion). For this tune: James Keane (accordion).
[DD HR] De Dannan. Hibernian Rhapsody. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute), Alec Finn (bouzouki, guitar), Colm Murphy (bodhrán), Derek Hickey (accordion), Tommy Flemming (vocals).
[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). For this tune: 1st 2 times John Regan (accordion).
[EOR] Eoin Ó Riabhaigh. Tiomnacht. Handed On. Eoin Ó Riabhaigh (pipes).
[FG 6] Frankie Gavin. Fierce Traditional. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute). For this tune: (fiddle), with Sean Gavin (accordion).
[MRaf] Mike Rafferty. Speed 78. Mike Rafferty (flute, pipes). For this tune: with Joe Madden (accordion).
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 #5 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.|
|As jig #86 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.|
|On page 57 of [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book.|
|As jig #96 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan.|
If you are considering using the above transcriptions to help you learn this tune, I invite you to check these practical Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music. See also: So why do you bother indexing books and abc?