Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#205 (Boys of Ballisodare)
|Rhythm ?||Bars||8-bar phrase structure||Mode ?|
|Slip 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).|
[Ch 1] The Chieftains. The Chieftains. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina), Seán Potts (whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle), David Fallon (bodhrán). For this tune: 1st time Paddy Moloney (pipes).
[MLIIA] The Boston College Irish Fiddle Festival - My Love Is in America. Martin Wynne.
[CmA 1] The Coleman Archive Vol. 1: The Living Tradition. Larry Reddigan (banjo).
[Lu 1] Lúnasa. Lúnasa. Seán Smyth (fiddle, whistle), Mike McGoldrick (flute, whistle), John McSherry (pipes, whistle), Donagh Hennessy (guitar), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass).
[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: Brendan, Billy.
[JCt 3] John Carty. Yeh, That's All It Is. John Carty (fiddle, guitar). For this tune: (tenor guitar).
[RedW] The Red Wellies. The Red Wellies. Claudine "Beanie" Odell (fiddle), Duncan Wickel (fiddle, pipes), Vincent Fogarty (bouzouki).
[SMcK] Skip McKinley. Fairy Tales. Skip McKinley (flute).
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 #1134 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #423 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems.|
|As tune #12 in volume 2 of [LPTW] Eithne Vallely. Learn to Play the Tin Whistle.|
|On page 81 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised.|
|As tune #33 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book.|
|As tune #89 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes.|
|In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].|
|On page 218 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.|
|As slipjig #2 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?