Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1274 (Merry Old Woman)
|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).|
[OTPR] Oldtime Records. Vol. 3. Piping Rarities. William Andrews (pipes).
[IDM 1] Irish Dance Music. Frank Lee's Tara Ceilidh Band.
[MGm] Michael Gorman. The Sligo Champion. The Fiddle Music of County Sligo. Michael Gorman (fiddle, vocals). For this tune: Michael Gorman (fiddle), Mick Flynn (flute).
[Boys 14] Boys of the Lough. Sweet Rural Shade. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathall McConnell (flute, whistle, vocals), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern), Christy O'Leary (pipes, whistle, vocals), John Coakley (guitar, piano).
[JBrosnan] John Brosnan. The Cook in the Kitchen. John Brosnan (accordion). For this tune: (melodeon).
[MMlvy] Mick Mulvey. Within a Mile o' Jamestown. Mick Mulvey (flute). For this tune: (Eb 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 #799 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #800 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #72 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems.|
|As tune #80 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols.|
|As tune #81 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols.|
|As tune #8 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler."|
|As tune #10 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.|
|On page 24 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised.|
|As tune #10 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book.|
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?