Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#427 (Cuckoo)
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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).|
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
[SE 1] Seamus Ennis. The Bonny Bunch of Roses. Seamus Ennis (pipes, whistle, vocals). For this tune: (whistle).
[ST BST] Seamus Tansey. [The Best of Seamus Tansey. Traditional Irish Flute]. Disc 1 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Seamus Tansey (flute).
[JB 2] Joe Burke with Charlie Lennon. Traditional Music of Ireland. Joe Burke (accordion), with Charlie Lennon (piano).
[DODnl] Danny O'Donnell. Ón tSean-Am Anall. Danny O'Donnell (fiddle).
[LCTM] Liz Carroll & Tommy Maguire. Kiss Me Kate. Liz Carroll (fiddle), Tommy Maguire (accordion). For this tune: Tommy (accordion).
[JKn 2] James Keane. Roll Away the Reel World. James Keane (accordion).
[CDrny 3] Chris Droney. The Fertile Rock. Chris Droney (accordion).
[OAces] O'Aces. Ón Oíche go Maidin. Martin Dowling (fiddle), Davy Maguire (flute), Jason O'Rourke (concertina), Kevin Dorris (bouzouki), Paul McSherry (guitar).
[JMcE] John McEvoy. Returning. John McEvoy (fiddle).
[DH 3] Dan Herlihy and John Drew. The Ballydesmond Polka. Traditional Irish Music from Sliabh Luachra Played By Dan Herlihy and John Drew. Dan Herlihy (accordion), John Drew (mandocello).
[BCw 1] Brian Conway. First through the Gate. Brian Conway (fiddle).
[JFtg] Joe Fitzgerald. Hills of Clare. Joe Fitzgerald (accordion).
[HB 3] Harry Bradley. The Night-Rambler's Companion. Harry Bradley (flute, whistle).
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 #1725 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #307 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.|
|As tune #92 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler."|
|On page 115 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music.|
|On page 203 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised.|
|As hp #12 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.|
|On page 26 of [SK] Sean Keane. Fifty Fiddle Solos.|
|As hp #13 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #267 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?