Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#2065 (Whistling Postman)
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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).|
[AW] Paddy Reynolds, Charlie Mulvihill, James Keane, with Felix Dolan. Atlantic Wave. Paddy Reynolds (fiddle), Charlie Mulvihill (accordion), James Keane (accordion). For this tune: Paddy Reynolds (fiddle), Charlie Mulvihill (accordion).
[BHCMoher] Sean Ryan, Kathleen Ryan, Pat Lyons. Back Home to the Cliffs of Mohir [sic]. Sean Ryan (fiddle), Pat Lyons (accordion), Kathleen Ryan (piano).
[KClns 1] Kathleen Collins. Traditional Music of Ireland. Kathleen Collins (fiddle).
[Crsl] Séamus McGuire, Manus McGuire, Dáithí Sproule. Carousel. Séamus McGuire (fiddle, viola), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Dáithí Sproule (guitars, vocals). For this tune: (fiddle).
[RtH] Round the House. Music for the Sets - Vol. 1. Séamus Meehan (piano accordion), Paul O'Shaughessy (fiddle).
[JKn 2] James Keane. That's the Spirit. James Keane (accordion).
[JCt 2] John Carty. Last Night's Fun. John Carty (fiddle, banjo, flute).
[KitRec] Seán O'Driscoll and Larry Egan. The Kitchen Recordings. Seán O'Driscoll (banjo, bouzouki), Larry Egan (accordion).
[MMhn] Martin Meehan. Three's Company. Martin Meehan (flute, bodhrán). For this tune: (Eb flute).
[CDrny 4] Chris Droney. Down from Bell Harbour. Chris Droney (concertina).
[RoClare] Riches of Clare. Pádraig Rynne, Noel O'Donoghue, Brian Mooney, Liam Murphy.
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 reel #564 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes.|
|As tune #267 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne.|
|On page ? of volume 3 of [CRE 3+] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann.|
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?