Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#115 (Bank of Turf)
|Rhythm ?||Bars||8-bar phrase structure||Mode ?|
|Double jig||32||AABB||D 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).|
[SatG] Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford. The Star above the Garter. Fiddle music from Kerry, played by Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford. Denis Murphy (fiddle), Julia Clifford (fiddle).
[Ch 5] The Chieftains. 5. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle), Derek Bell (harp, oboe, timpán), Peadar Mercier (bodhrán, bones). For this tune: 1st time Sean Keane (fiddle).
[TP 4] Tommy Peoples. The Iron Man. Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
[MB 2] Mary Bergin. Feadóga Stáin 2. Mary Bergin (whistle).
[JOL 3] Johnny O'Leary. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. Johnny O'Leary (accordion).
[JWh 8] John Whelan. Celtic Roots. John Whelan (accordion).
[WFO 3] Wooden Flute Obsession 3. Tim Britton (flute).
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 #48 in volume 4 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.|
|As tune #38 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border.|
|As tune #130 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border.|
|On page 13 of [TP] Tommy Peoples. Fifty Irish Fiddle Tunes.|
|On page 203 of [CITM] Fintan Vallely. The Companion to Irish Traditional Music.|
|On page 123 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.|
|As slide #2 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #5 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne.|
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?