Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1622 (Queen of May)
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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).|
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
[JV] John Vesey. Sligo Fiddler. John Vesey (fiddle).
[Ch 1] The Chieftains. The Chieftains. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina), Seán Potts (whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle), David Fallon (bodhrán). For this tune: 1st time Michael Tubridy (flute).
[PG 2] Paddy Glackin. Rabharta Ceoil. In Full Spate. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Dónal Lunny (bouzouki, guitar, bodhrán).
[BRny 2] Brian Rooney. Leitrim to London. Brian Rooney (fiddle, accordion). For this tune: with Gregory Daly (flute).
[TapRT] The Tap Room Trio. The Tap Room Trio. Harry Bradley (flute, piccolo), Jesse Smith (fiddle), John Blake (guitar, piano, flute).
[PHGH 2] Peter Horan and Gerry Harrington. The Merry Love to Play. Peter Horan (flute), Gerry Harrington (fiddle).
[LmKlly] Liam Kelly. Sweetwood. Liam Kelly (flute, whistle). For this tune: (Bb 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 #1221 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #498 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems.|
|As tune #197 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.|
|On page 100 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised.|
|As tune #25 in [SIMB] Tony Sullivan. Sully's Irish Music Book.|
|As reel #10 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?