Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#211 (Boys of the Town)
|Rhythm ?||Bars||8-bar phrase structure||Mode ?|
|Double 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).|
[CC] Bernard O'Sullivan and Tommy McMahon. Clare Concertinas. Bernard O'Sullivan (concertina), Tommy McMahon (concertina) except where solos noted. For this tune: Tommy.
[KB UC] Kevin Burke. Up Close. Kevin Burke (fiddle). For this tune: with Murphy family (harmonicas).
[MM 3] Matt Molloy. Stony Steps. Matt Molloy (flute).
[CKeane 1] Conor Keane. Cooley's House. Conor Keane (accordion).
[DH 1] Dan Herlihy and Friends. The Night of the Fair. Traditional Irish Music from Sliabh Luachra. Dan Herlihy (accordion). For this tune: with Denis O'Connor (banjo).
[LaL] Lámh ar Lámh. Many Hands. young musicians of Ashbourne CCE.
[WFO 1] Wooden Flute Obsession. Mark Roberts (flute).
[PO 4] Paddy O'Brien. Mixing the Punch. Paddy O'Brien (accordion).
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 #825 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #89 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems.|
|On page 29 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised.|
|On page 97 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.|
|On page 126 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.|
|On page 164 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.|
|As jig #13 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?