Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#3497 (A Fig for a Kiss)
|Rhythm ?||Bars||Mode ?|
|Slip jig||16||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).|
[SE 6] Séamus Ennis. The Return from Fingal. Séamus Ennis (pipes, vocals). For this tune: (pipes).
[Chlr] Chulrua. Barefoot on the Altar. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Tim Britton (pipes, flute, whistle), Pat Egan (guitar, vocals).
[MCnnly] Mick Conneely. Selkie. Mick Conneely (fiddle, bouzouki).
[GrHs] Grey Larsen and Paddy League. The Green House. Grey Larsen (flute, whistle, concertina, harmonium, field organ, piano), Paddy League (bodhrán, guitar). For this tune: (whistle).
[LLPQ 2] The London Lasses and Pete Quinn. Track Across the Deep. Karen Ryan (fiddle, whistle), Elaine Conwell (fiddle), Dee Havlin (flute, whistle), Maureen Linane (accordion), Kathleen O'Sullivan (vocals).
[WFO 2] Wooden Flute Obsession 2. Noel Lenaghan (flute).
[A PG] Altan. Gleann Nimhe - The Poison Glen. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Ciaran Curran (bouzouki, mandolin), Ciaran Tourish (fiddle, vocals), Dáithi Sproule (guitar, vocals), Mark Kelly (guitar, bouzouki, vocals), Dermot Byrne (accordion). For this tune: with Harry Bradley (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 #1164 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #1174 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #438 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems.|
|As tune #443 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems.|
|As tune #258 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols.|
|As tune #101 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.|
|On page 86 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised.|
|On page 88 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised.|
|On page 219 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.|
|As slipjig #11 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan.|
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