Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1683 (Road to Lisdoonvarna)
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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).|
[Ch 3] The Chieftains. 3. Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle), Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Peadar Mercier (bodhrán, bones). For this tune: 1st time Paddy Moloney (pipes).
[BB 2] The Bothy Band. Old Hag You Have Killed Me. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Matt Molloy (flute, whistle), Kevin Burke (fiddle), Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (vocals, clavinet, harmonium), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar), Donal Lunny (vocals, bouzouki, guitar, bodhrán).
[BB 6] The Bothy Band. Live in Concert. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Matt Molloy (flute), Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Peter Browne (pipes), Dónal Lunny (bouzouki), Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (vocals, clavinet), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar).
[TMcCrthy] Tommy McCarthy. Sporting Nell. Tommy McCarthy (concertina, pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
[Sol 2] Solas. Sunny Spells and Scattered Showers. Karan Casey (vocals), John Doyle (guitar, mandocello, vocals), Seamus Egan (flute, banjo, whistle, mandolin, guitar, bodhrán, percussion), Winifred Horan (fiddle), John Williams (accordion, concertina).
[JKn 5] James Keane. Sweeter as the Years Roll By. James Keane (accordion). For this tune: with Padraic Keane (fiddle), Darach Keane (low whistle).
[AJK] Alan and John Kelly. Fourmilehouse. Alan Kelly (piano accordion), John Kelly (flute, whistle).
[Fdl 1] Ciarán Ó Maonaigh, Aidan O'Donnell. Fidil. Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (fiddle), Aidan O'Donnell (fiddle).
[SHtn 1] Shannon Heaton. The Blue Dress. Shannon Heaton (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).
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 #999 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems.|
|On page 101 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music.|
|As tune #19 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.|
|On page 19 of [LPUP] Eithne and Brian Vallely. Learn to Play the Uilleann Pipes.|
|As tune #23 in volume 2 of [LPTW] Eithne Vallely. Learn to Play the Tin Whistle.|
|On page 109 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler.|
|On page 231 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook.|
|In [L] Alan's private loose music.|
|As reel #290 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #92 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty.|
|As tune #24 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?