Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1855 (Swallow's Tail)
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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).|
[FONC] The Francis O'Neill Cylinders. Thirty-two Recordings of Irish Traditional Music in America circa 1904. John McFadden (fiddle).
[PT] Patsy Touhey. The Piping of Patsy Touhey. Patsy Touhey (pipes).
[OTUS1] Oldtime Records. Vol. 1. U.S. Recordings. Traditional Irish Recordings from the 1920's and 1930's. Tom Ennis (pipes).
[OTUS2] Oldtime Records. Vol. 2. U.S. Recordings. Traditional Irish Recordings from 1923 to 1947. Joe Flanagan (C melodeon).
[OTUS2] Oldtime Records. Vol. 2. U.S. Recordings. Traditional Irish Recordings from 1923 to 1947. Frank Quinn (fiddle).
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
[IDM 1] Irish Dance Music. "K. Scanlon".
[MG] Milestone at the Garden. Irish Fiddle Masters from the 78 RPM Era. "K. Scanlon" (fiddle).
[ICTM] Ireland. Irlande. Mickey Doherty (fiddle).
[KF] Padraig O'Keefe, Denis Murphy, Julia Clifford. Kerry Fiddles. Padraig O'Keefe (fiddle), Denis Murphy (fiddle), Julia Clifford (fiddle). For this tune: O'Keeffe, Murphy, Clifford.
[RshMtn] The Rushy Mountain. Pádraig O'Keeffe (fiddle), Denis Murphy (fiddle), Julia Clifford (fiddle).
[Rnys] The Raineys. The Raineys. Paddy Rainey (fiddle), Stephen Rainey (fiddle), Bridie 'Biddy' Rainey (vocals). For this tune: Paddy Rainey (fiddle).
[JV] John Vesey. Sligo Fiddler. John Vesey (fiddle).
[PK 1] Paddy Keenan. Paddy Keenan. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle, low whistle). For this tune: Thomas Keenan (whistle).
[DODnl] Danny O'Donnell. Ón tSean-Am Anall. Danny O'Donnell (fiddle).
[WmSullvn] William Sullivan. Traditional Irish Music. William Sullivan (accordion).
[WatReeds] Tommy Keane, Jacqueline McCarthy, with Alec Finn. The Wind among the Reeds. Tommy Keane (pipes, whistle), Jacqueline McCarthy (concertina). For this tune: Jacqueline McCarthy (concertina).
[PCln] Pat Cloonan. Pat Cloonan's Thanksgiving. Patrick Cloonan (accordion). For this tune: with Martin Hayes (fiddle).
[BG 5] Bobby Gardiner. The Clare Shout. Bobby Gardiner (melodeon, lilting). For this tune: (D melodeon).
[JCnly 2] Johnny Connolly. Drioball na Fáinleoige. Johnny Connolly (melodeon, accordion, vocals). For this tune: (melodeon).
[JOH 1] John O'Halloran. "But Why, Johnny?". John O'Halloran (accordion). For this tune: (D melodeon), with Martin Murray (viola).
[TMIYD] Ronan Browne and Peter O'Loughlin. Touch Me If You Dare. Ronan Browne (pipes, flute), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle, flute). For this tune: (pipes), (fiddle).
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 #1268 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #536 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems.|
|As tune #174 in volume 3 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols.|
|As tune #45 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler."|
|On page 108 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised.|
|On page 270 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook.|
|As misc #38 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.|
|As tune #11 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes.|
|On page 60 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.|
|On page 325 of [CITM] Fintan Vallely. The Companion to Irish Traditional Music.|
|On page 104 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.|
|As reel #325 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?