Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#177 (Blind Mary)
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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 6] The Chieftains. 6. Bonaparte's Retreat. Paddy Moloney [misspelled as:] Maloney (pipes, whistle, bodhrán), Seán Potts (whistle, bodhrán), Martin Fay (fiddle), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Derek Bell (harp, oboe, tiompán), Seán Keane (fiddle).
[JB 3] Joe Burke with Máire Ní Chathasaigh. The Tailor's Choice. Joe Burke (flute, whistle, accordion).
[JMd 1] Joanie Madden. A Whistle on the Wind. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle). For this tune: (whistle).
[THny 1] Therese Honey. Mosaic. Therese Honey (harp).
[THwtB] Seamus Tansey and Jim McKillop. To Hell with the Begrudgers. Seamus Tansey (flute), Jim McKillop (fiddle). For this tune: Jim (fiddle).
[KR] Kevin Rowsome. The Rowsome Tradition. Kevin Rowsome (pipes). For this tune: (C pipes).
[MCny 2] Michael Cooney. Just Piping. Michael Cooney (pipes).
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 #655 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland.|
|On page 233 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised.|
|As tune #20 in [LPF] Eithne and Brian Vallely. Learn to Play the Fiddle with Armagh Pipers Club.|
|As tune #182 in [Crln] The Complete Works of O'Carolan.|
|As ocar #16 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?