Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#2853 (Happy Days)
|Rhythm ?||Bars||8-bar phrase structure||Mode ?|
|Double jig||32||AABB||F 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).|
[IT 3] The Irish Tradition. The Times We've Had. Billy McComiskey (accordion), Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), Andy O'Brien (guitar, vocals).
[CTL 3] Cherish the Ladies. The Back Door. Mary Coogan (guitar, banjo), Siobhan Egan (fiddle, bodhrán), Eileen Golden (feet), Winifred Horan (fiddle, feet), Maureen Doherty Macken [Mary Rafferty] (accordion, flute), Joanie Madden (flute, whistle), Cathie Ryan (vocals), Linnane Wick (feet).
[PoNY] Joanie Madden, Brian Conway, Billy McComiskey, Brendan Dolan. Pride of New York. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle), Brian Conway (fiddle), Billy McComiskey (accordion), Brendan Dolan (piano).
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 #54 in volume 4 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.|
|As jig #38 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland.|
|As jig #106 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan.|
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?