Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#3436 (I Buried My Wife and Danced on Top of Her)
|Rhythm ?||Bars||8-bar phrase structure||Mode ?|
|Double jig||32||AABB||D 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).|
[WC 3] Willie Clancy. The Pipering of Willie Clancy. Volume 2. Willie Clancy (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
[MM 2] Matt Molloy. Heathery Breeze. Matt Molloy (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
[HMSP] Joe Burke, Michael Cooney, Terry Corcoran. Happy to Meet and Sorry to Part. Joe Burke (accordion), Michael Cooney (pipes, whistle), Terry Corcoran (guitar, vocals).
[PG 2] Paddy Glackin. Rabharta Ceoil. In Full Spate. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Dónal Lunny (bouzouki, guitar, bodhrán). For this tune: with Robbie Hannan (pipes).
[MH 1] Martin Hayes. Martin Hayes. Martin Hayes (fiddle).
[Drv 2] Dervish. Playing with Fire. Cathy Jordan (vocals, bodhrán, bones), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Shane Mc Aleer (fiddle), Liam Kelly (flute, whistle, vocals), Brian Mc Donagh (mandola, mandolin, guitar, vocals, bassola), Michael Holmes (bouzouki, guitar).
[ECotter] Eamonn Cotter. Traditional Irish Music from County Clare. Eamonn Cotter (flute).
[JOBM] Jimmy O'Brien-Moran. Seán Reid's Favourite. Jimmy O'Brien-Moran (pipes). For this tune: (B pipes).
[Drv 4] Dervish. Live in Palma. Cathy Jordan (vocals), Liam Kelly (flute), Shane McAleer (fiddle), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Brian McDonagh (mandola, guitar), Micheal Holmes (bouzouki).
[BRny 2] Brian Rooney. Leitrim to London. Brian Rooney (fiddle, accordion).
[TMIYD] Ronan Browne and Peter O'Loughlin. Touch Me If You Dare. Ronan Browne (pipes, flute), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle, flute). For this tune: (pipes), (fiddle).
[WFO 2] Wooden Flute Obsession 2. Tara Diamond (C flute).
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 #100 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols.|
|As tune #11 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy.|
|On page 11 of [MR] Barbara Wygol (tunes), Jenny Loui (text). The Piper's Chair. A Collection of Tunes and Folklore from Micho Russell.|
|As tune #213 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?