Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1926 (Tom Ward's Downfall)
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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).|
[PJConlon] Peter J. Conlon. The Genius of Peter Conlon. 78 RPM Recordings from 1917-1929. Peter J. Conlon (melodeon).
[BtB] Paddy Killoran, James Morrison. From Ballymote to Brooklyn. Paddy Killoran (fiddle), James Morrison (fiddle). For this tune: Paddy Killoran (fiddle).
[JV] John Vesey. Sligo Fiddler. John Vesey (fiddle). For this tune: with Ed Cahill (flute).
[JV] John Vesey. Sligo Fiddler. John Vesey (fiddle). For this tune: with Martin Wynne (fiddle).
[McDoB] The McDonaghs of Ballinafad and Friends Play Traditional Music of Sligo. Larry McDonagh (flute), Michael Joe McDonagh (fiddle), Tommy Flynn (fiddle).
[CtL] Peg McGrath, Mary Mulholland, Kathleen Smyth. Cherish the Ladies. Disc 9 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Peg McGrath (flute), Kathleen Smyth (fiddle), Mary Mulholland (piano).
[DMeehan] Danny Meehan. Navvy on the Shore. Danny Meehan (fiddle). For this tune: with Mick O'Connell (accordion).
[JKn 3] James Keane. That's the Spirit. James Keane (accordion).
[WU] Martin Mulhaire, Séamus Connolly, Jack Coen. Warming Up. Martin Mulhaire (accordion), Séamus Connolly (fiddle), Jack Coen (flute). For this tune: Jack (flute).
[BPower] Brendan Power. New Irish Harmonica. Brendan Power (harmonica). For this tune: with Des (fiddle).
[CmA 1] The Coleman Archive Vol. 1: The Living Tradition. Peter Horan (flute).
[ADB] Mighty Session! Vinnie Kilduff (whistle).
[JCt 2] John Carty. Last Night's Fun. John Carty (fiddle, banjo, flute).
[CTL 5] Cherish the Ladies. New Day Dawning. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle, vocals), Mary Coogan (guitar, mandolin, banjo), Mary Rafferty (accordion, whistle), Donna Long (piano, fiddle, vocals), Siobhan Egan (fiddle, bodhrán, whistle), Aoife Clancy (vocals, guitar).
[GOC 2] Gerry O'Connor. Myriad. Gerry O'Connor (banjo, fiddle, guitar). For this tune: Vinnie Kilduff (whistle).
[WyndTrn] Dan Healy and Ciaran O'Raghallaigh. The Wyndy Turn. Dan Healy (flute), Ciaran O Raghallaigh (fiddle).
[KHe] Kevin Henry. One's Own Place - A Family Tradition. Kevin Henry (flute, whistle, pipes, vocals). For this tune: with Maggie Healy (flute).
[JOH 1] John O'Halloran. "But Why, Johnny?". John O'Halloran (accordion). For this tune: (C melodeon).
[WFO 2] Wooden Flute Obsession 2. Kevin Henry (flute), Maggie Healy (flute).
[MnMcG] Manus McGuire. Saffron and Blue. Manus McGuire (fiddle).
[WFO 1] Wooden Flute Obsession. Terry Coyne (Eb flute).
[MMlvy] Mick Mulvey. Within a Mile o' Jamestown. Mick Mulvey (flute). For this tune: (D flute), with Brian Rooney (fiddle).
[CAdz 1] Charlene Adzima. The Initiation. Charlene Adzima (fiddle, viola, vocals). For this tune: with John Sherman (banjo).
[PttW] Matt Molloy and John Carty with Arty McGlynn. Pathway to the Well. Matt Molloy (flute), John Carty (fiddle), Arty McGlynn (guitar).
[RoClare] Riches of Clare. Colm Healy, Eric Healy, Kieran Hehir, Seanie McGrath.
[Tda 4] Téada. Ceol and Cuimhne. Music and Memory. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, piano), Paul Finn (accordion), Damien Stenson (flute), Seán McElwain (guitar, bouzouki), Tristan Rosenstock (bodhrán).
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 #1201 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #477 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems.|
|As tune #177 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols.|
|As tune #90 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.|
|As tune #29 in volume 3 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.|
|As tune #239 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border.|
|On page 41 of [SK] Sean Keane. Fifty Fiddle Solos.|
|As reel #335 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland.|
|On page 108 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music.|
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?