Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1770 (Silver Spear)
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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).|
[TnRadio] Tuning the Radio. Seán Seery (pipes).
[SE 6] Séamus Ennis. The Return from Fingal. Séamus Ennis (pipes, vocals). For this tune: (C# pipes).
[ECr] Elizabeth Crotty. Concertina Music from West Clare. Elizabeth Crotty (concertina). For this tune: with Denis Murphy (fiddle).
[ECr] Elizabeth Crotty. Concertina Music from West Clare. Elizabeth Crotty (concertina). For this tune: with Aggie White (fiddle).
[FFurey] Finbar Furey. Traditional Irish Pipe Music. Finbar Furey (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
[SE 4] Séamus Ennis. Forty Years of Irish Piping. Seamus Ennis (pipes except where whistle or vocals noted). For this tune: (C# pipes).
[SE 4] Séamus Ennis. Forty Years of Irish Piping. Seamus Ennis (pipes except where whistle or vocals noted). For this tune: (C pipes).
[KB Pr] Kevin Burke, Mícheál Ó Domhnaill. Promenade. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar, piano).
[MoD] Tony Mac Mahon, Noel Hill, Iarla Ó Lionáird. Music of Dreams. Tony Mac Mahon (accordion), Noel Hill (concertina), Iarla Ó Lionáird (vocals). For this tune: Noel (concertina).
[SSt] The Sound of Stone. Artists for Mullaghmore. Moving Cloud.
[TDrty] Tom Doherty. Take the Bull by the Horns. Tom Doherty (accordion). For this tune: with Maureen Doherty Macken (flute), Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), Mary Coogan (banjo).
[WU] Martin Mulhaire, Séamus Connolly, Jack Coen. Warming Up. Martin Mulhaire (accordion), Séamus Connolly (fiddle), Jack Coen (flute).
[JK 2] James Kelly and Zan McLeod. The Ring Sessions. James Kelly (fiddle), Zan McLeod (guitar, bouzouki).
[ADB] Mighty Session! Derek Hickey (accordion), Cian O'Sullivan (flute).
[JCt 2] John Carty. Last Night's Fun. John Carty (fiddle, banjo, flute).
[LMlltt 1] Larry Mallette and Friends. 'Til Time Is No More. Larry Mallette (flute, whistle). For this tune: (flute), with Diehl Moran (fiddle).
[ESL 1] An Evening in Sliabh Luachra. Volume One. A Collection of Traditional Music and Song from the Sliabh Luachra Area. Joe O'Sullivan (flute), Tim Keily (guitar), Norma Boyle (bodhrán).
[JRSLCB 2] Johnny Reidy and the Sliabh Luachra Ceili Band. Music for Set Dancing Vol. II. Johnny Reidy (accordion).
[OMT] Billy McComiskey, Brendan Mulvihill, and Zan McLeod. One More Time. Billy McComiskey (accordion), Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), and Zan McLeod (guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, bass). For this tune: Billy, Brendan.
[SN 2] Sliabh Notes. Gleanntán. Dónal Murphy (accordion), Tommy O'Sullivan (guitar, vocals), Matt Cranitch (fiddle).
[LaL] Lámh ar Lámh. Many Hands. various.
[SkHly 3] Skip Healy. Purgatory Chasm. Skip Healy (flute).
[LC 3] Liz Carroll. Lost in the Loop. Liz Carroll (fiddle).
[MDOF] Mícheál Darby Ó Fátharta. Bosca Bídeach. Mícheál Darby Ó Fátharta (melodeon).
[WFO 1] Wooden Flute Obsession. Skip Healy (flute).
[BRny 2] Brian Rooney. Leitrim to London. Brian Rooney (fiddle, accordion).
[Fns] Feenish. Rabharta. P.J. Hernon (accordion), Marcus Hernon (flute, whistle), Don Stiffe (vocals, guitar, whistle).
[JCt 4] John Carty. At It Again. John Carty (fiddle).
[KLO] Mick O'Brien agus Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. Kitty Lie Over. Mick O'Brien (pipes, whistle), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle, whistle). For this tune: 1st time Mick O'Brien (Bb pipes).
[JCnly 3] Johnny Connolly. An Mileoidean Scaoilte. Johnny Connolly (melodeon). For this tune: (C melodeon).
[RoClare] Riches of Clare. Colm Healy, Eric Healy, Kieran Hehir, Seanie McGrath.
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 #141 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.|
|As tune #2 in volume 1 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.|
|On pages 35, 49, 63 of [TS] Tony DeMarco and Miles Krassen. A Trip to Sligo. A Comprehensive Guide to the Art of Irish Fiddling, Sligo-Style.|
|As reel #43 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.|
|As tune #39 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes.|
|On page 57 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.|
|In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].|
|On page 97 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.|
|As reel #311 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland.|
|As reel #158 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan.|
|As tune #21 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty.|
|In [LM] L[arry]. E. McCullough. ?|
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