Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1714 (Saddle the Pony)
|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).|
[JDJO] Joe Derrane and Jerry O'Brien. Irish Accordion Masters. Joe Derrane (accordion), Jerry O'Brien (accordion). For this tune: O'Brien.
[McDoB] The McDonaghs of Ballinafad and Friends Play Traditional Music of Sligo. Larry McDonagh (flute), Michael Joe McDonagh (fiddle), Tommy Flynn (fiddle).
[ECst] Traditional Irish Music in America. The East Coast. Mike Preston (flute), Jack Coen (flute), Charlie Coen (concertina).
[SHernon] Seán Hernon. An Nóra Bheag. Seán Hernon (Eb whistle, banjo).
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 #912 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #1 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler."|
|On page 41 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised.|
|As tune #231 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border.|
|As misc #46 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.|
|In [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.|
|In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].|
|On page 178 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.|
|As jig #112 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #169 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty.|
|As tune #35 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?