Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#2135 (Merry Girl)
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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).|
[RtHaMtD] Round the House and Mind the Dresser. John McKenna (flute), Michael Gaffney (banjo).
[ItS] In the Smoke. John Clifford (accordion), Julia Clifford (fiddle).
[MMrch 1] Marcas Ó Murchú. Ó Bhéal go Béal. Marcas Ó Murchú (flute, whistle, vocals). For this tune: (Eb flute).
[WFO 1] Wooden Flute Obsession. Martin Gaffney (flute).
[OMcD] Oisín Mac Diarmada. Ar an bhFidil. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, whistle).
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.
|On page 133 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music.|
|As tune #83 in volume 3 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.|
|On page 30 of [T] Fintan Vallely. Timber. The Flute Tutor. 2nd Edition.|
|As tune #32 in [IBPS] Pat Conway. Ireland's Best Polkas and Slides.|
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?