Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#4082 (Handy with the Stick)
|Rhythm ?||Bars||8-bar phrase structure||Mode ?|
|Double jig||32||AABB||E Minor|
Here is the sole recording of this tune considering only the indexed recordings.
|[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments).|
[Tda 1] Téada. Téada. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, vocals, whistle, piano), John Blake (flute, whistle, guitar, piano), Seán McElwain (banjo, bouzouki, vocals), Tristan Rosenstock (bodhrán, 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 recording listed above.
|As tune #896 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #143 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems.|
|On page 39 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised.|
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?