Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1308 (Miss McDonald)
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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).|
[JKn 3] James Keane. That's the Spirit. James Keane (accordion).
[MB 2] Mary Bergin. Feadóga Stáin 2. Mary Bergin (whistle).
[Trc] Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin and Patrick Ourceau. Tracin'. Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin (concertina), Patrick Ourceau (fiddle).
[CaBrdg] Niall and Cillian Vallely. Callan Bridge. Niall Vallely (concertina), Cillian Vallely (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes), (concertina).
[PJCJC] P.J. Crotty, Carol Cullinan, James Cullinan. Happy to Meet. P.J. Crotty (flute), James Cullinan (fiddle), Carol Cullinan (piano).
[LmKlly] Liam Kelly. Sweetwood. Liam Kelly (flute, whistle).
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 #1210 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #486 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems.|
|On page 98 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised.|
|As tune #46 in [P50] Brian and Eithne Vallely. Play 50 Reels.|
|On page 36 of [SK] Sean Keane. Fifty Fiddle Solos.|
|As reel #371 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland.|
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?