Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#378 (Connaughtman's Rambles)
|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).|
[FONC] The Francis O'Neill Cylinders. Thirty-two Recordings of Irish Traditional Music in America circa 1904. Patsy Touhey (pipes).
[JKm] John J. Kimmel. John J. Kimmel. Early Recordings of Irish Traditional Dance Music. John J. Kimmel (accordion).
[SE 1] Seamus Ennis. The Bonny Bunch of Roses. Seamus Ennis (pipes, whistle, vocals).
[MBP] Matt Molloy, Paul Brady, Tommy Peoples. Matt Molloy. Paul Brady. Tommy Peoples. Matt Molloy (flute), Paul Brady (guitar, vocals), Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
[MOC 1] Martin O'Connor. The Connachtman's Rambles. Martin O'Connor (accordion).
[Kn] Noel Hill and Tony MacMahon. In Knocknagree. Noel Hill (concertina), Tony MacMahon (accordion).
[WmSullvn] William Sullivan. Traditional Irish Music. William Sullivan (accordion).
[MM 3] Matt Molloy. Stony Steps. Matt Molloy (flute).
[JB 4] Joe Burke, Charlie Lennon. The Bucks of Oranmore. Joe Burke (accordion), Charlie Lennon (piano).
[BigSq] The Big Squeeze. Masters of the Celtic Accordion. Joe Burke (accordion).
[GOC 1] Gerry O'Connor. Time to Time. Gerry O'Connor (banjo, guitar, fiddle).
[TKn] Tommy Keane. The Piper's Apron. Tommy Keane (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
[JCnly 1] Johnny Connolly. An tOileán Aerach. Johnny Connolly (melodeon).
[TDrty] Tom Doherty. Take the Bull by the Horns. Tom Doherty (accordion).
[JCrehan] Junior Crehan. The Last House in Ballymakea. Junior Crehan (fiddle, vocals, concertina). For this tune: Junior Crehan (fiddle), Tony Crehan (concertina), Angela Crehan (whistle), Ita Crehan (whistle), P.J. Crotty (flute), Bobby Casey (fiddle), Eamon McGivney (fiddle).
[MISD 7] Donncha Lynch Trio. The Magic of Irish Set Dancing. Vol. 7. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogán Lynch (concertina), Donncha Lynch Jr. (guitar).
[PCln] Pat Cloonan. Pat Cloonan's Thanksgiving. Patrick Cloonan (accordion). For this tune: Cloonan (accordion), M. Hayes (fiddle), Sobel (guitar).
[NaCnn 1] Na Connerys. Celtic Sessions. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Kevin Glackin (fiddle), Sean Og Potts (pipes, whistle), John Regan (accordion), John Wynne (flute), Tom McDonagh (bouzouki), Mark Kelly (guitar).
[BICM] Best of Irish Ceili Music. Disc 5 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Dun Na Ri Ceili Band.
[DLB] Donncha Lynch Band. Timmy 'the Brit' McCarthy's Set Dances of Cork and Kerry. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogan Lynch (concertina), Ronan Lynch (fiddle), Donncha Lynch, Jr. (guitar).
[StGrmm 2] Stanley & Grimm. Another Round . Nicole Engstrom aka Nikki Engstrom (fiddle), Sean Brennan (guitar, vocals).
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 #1003 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #218 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems.|
|As tune #110 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols.|
|As tune #11 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler."|
|On page 52 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised.|
|On page 73 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook.|
|As misc #27 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.|
|On page 49 of [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book.|
|On page 52 of [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book.|
|As tune #80 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes.|
|As jig #5 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions.|
|On page 81 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.|
|On page 131 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.|
|As jig #23 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland.|
|In [LM] L[arry]. E. McCullough. ?|
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?