Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#429 (Cuckoo's Nest)
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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).|
[GP] The Gentlemen Pipers. Classic Recordings of Irish Traditional Piping. William Andrews.
[WC 1] Willie Clancy. The Minstrel from Clare. Willie Clancy (pipes, whistle, vocals).
[SE 5] Seamus Ennis. The Fox Chase. Seamus Ennis (pipes). For this tune: (C# pipes).
[FR] Joe Burke, Andy McGann, and Felix Dolan. The Funny Reel. Traditional Music of Ireland. Joe Burke (accordion), Andy McGann (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano).
[COG] Conal O Gráda. The Top of Coom. Conal Ó Gráda (flute).
[MOB] Mick O' Brien. May Morning Dew. Mick O' Brien (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (B pipes).
[EGrs 1] Eliot Grasso. Standing Room Only. Eliot Grasso (pipes).
[CLnn 2] Charlie Lennon. Turning the Tune. Charlie Lennon (fiddle, viola, piano, harpsichord, bass, keyboards).
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 #1734 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #913 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems.|
|As tune #170 in volume 3 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols.|
|On page 205 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised.|
|As hp #26 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.|
|On page 31 of [SK] Sean Keane. Fifty Fiddle Solos.|
|As hp #14 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #261 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty.|
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