Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#2129 (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).|
[GL20] Green Linnet Records. The Twentieth Anniversary Collection. Joe Ryan (fiddle) / Eddie Clarke (harmonica).
[BMu 2] Brendan Mulvihill, Donna Long. The Morning Dew. Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), Donna Long (piano).
[FMD 1] The Fiddle Music of Donegal. Volume One. Proinnsias Ó Maonaigh (fiddle).
[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. various.
[Fns] Feenish. Rabharta. P.J. Hernon (accordion), Marcus Hernon (flute, whistle), Don Stiffe (vocals, guitar, whistle).
[PS 8] Patrick Street. Street Life. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Ged Foley (guitar, vocals), Andy Irvine (bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica, vocals). For this tune: 1st time Jackie Daly (accordion).
[WFO 2] Wooden Flute Obsession 2. Mick Loftus (flute).
[CDrny 4] Chris Droney. Down from Bell Harbour. Chris Droney (concertina).
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 #118 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols.|
|On page 229 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler.|
|On page 13 of [TP] Tommy Peoples. Fifty Irish Fiddle Tunes.|
|As jig #23 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.|
|As tune #49 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes.|
|As jig #161 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland.|
|On page 15 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?