Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#2870 (Pull the Knife and Stick It Again)
|Rhythm ?||Bars||8-bar phrase structure||Mode ?|
|Double jig||32||AABB||E Dorian|
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).|
[MM 1] Matt Molloy. Matt Molloy. Matt Molloy (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
[StWing 1] Stockton's Wing. Stockton's Wing. Jigs, Reels & Songs. Maurice Lennon (fiddle), Tommy Hayes (bodhrán, jew's harp), Kieran Hanrahan (banjo, harmonica, bouzouki), Paul Roche (flute, whistle), Tony Callanan (vocals, guitar, bouzouki).
[WatReeds] Tommy Keane, Jacqueline McCarthy, with Alec Finn. The Wind among the Reeds. Tommy Keane (pipes, whistle), Jacqueline McCarthy (concertina). For this tune: Jacqueline McCarthy (concertina), Tommy McCarthy (concertina).
[Chlr 3] Chulrua. The Singing Kettle. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Patrick Ourceau (fiddle), Pat Egan (guitar, vocals).
[Hmmrs] The Hammers. From Distant Shores. Paul Hammer (mandolin, banjo), Susan Hammer (whistle, concertina). For this tune: (concertina), (banjo).
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 105 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.|
|On page 174 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.|
|As tune #176 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty.|
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?