Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1185 (Maid in the Cherry Tree)
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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).|
[JD 4] John Doherty. Bundle and Go. John Doherty (fiddle).
[BMc 1] Billy McComiskey. Makin' the Rounds. Irish Traditional Music. Billy McComiskey (accordion).
[RtH] Round the House. Music for the Sets - Vol. 1. Neillidh Mulligan (C# pipes), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle).
[JKn 3] James Keane. That's the Spirit. James Keane (accordion).
[SnugBl] Paddy O'Brien, Jamie Gans, Daithi Sproule. Snug in the Blanket. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Jamie Gans (fiddle), Daithi Sproule (guitar).
[McNamFam] McNamara Family. Leitrim's Hidden Treasure. Michael McNamara (flute), Brian McNamara (pipes), Ray McNamara (pipes, whistle), Ciarán McNamara (flute), Enda McNamara (fiddle), Deirdre McNamara (concertina), Frank Kelly (piano), Mick Giblin (guitar), Barry Carroll (hammered dulcimer).
[TMIYD] Ronan Browne and Peter O'Loughlin. Touch Me If You Dare. Ronan Browne (pipes, flute), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle, flute). For this tune: (pipes), (fiddle).
[WFO 2] Wooden Flute Obsession 2. Dan Gordon (flute).
[CYHCIt] Catherine McEvoy, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. Comb Your Hair and Curl It. Catherine McEvoy (flute), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle), Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina).
[DdBzz] Mick O'Brien and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. Deadly Buzz. Aoibhinn Crónán. Mick O'Brien (pipes, whistle, flute), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (hardanger fiddle, fiddle, whistle). For this tune: (hardanger fiddle), (Bb pipes).
[NFBolg] Jack Talty, Cormac Begley. Na Fir Bolg. Jack Talty (concertina), Cormac Begley (concertina). For this tune: (Bb/F concertinas).
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 #1276 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #544 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems.|
|As tune #83 in volume 3 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols.|
|As tune #103 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.|
|On page 110 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised.|
|On page 69 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler.|
|As reel #15 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.|
|On page 40 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.|
|On page 64 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.|
|As tune #212 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne.|
|As tune #4 in [DM 4] Dave Mallinson. 100 Vital Irish Session Tunes.|
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?