Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#536 (Dowd's Favorite)
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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).|
[IDM 1] Irish Dance Music. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
[HG] Hugh Gillespie. Classic Recordings of Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. Hugh Gillespie (fiddle).
[TMC] Joe Burke, Andy McGann, and Felix Dolan. A Tribute to Michael Coleman. Joe Burke (accordion), Andy McGann (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano). For this tune: Andy McGann (fiddle).
[TPtts] Tommy Potts. The Liffey Banks. Tommy Potts (fiddle).
[PCt] Paddy Carty. Traditional Irish Music. Paddy Carty (flute).
[KClns 1] Kathleen Collins. Traditional Music of Ireland. Kathleen Collins (fiddle).
[TP 4] Tommy Peoples. The Iron Man. Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
[SS 3] Sharon Shannon. Each Little Thing. Sharon Shannon (accordion, fiddle, whistle). For this tune: with Michelle O'Brian [sic] (fiddle).
[JWh 6] John Whelan. Come to Dance. John Whelan (accordion). For this tune: with Jim Eagan (fiddle).
[DzDnly 1] Dezi Donnelly. Familiar Footsteps. Dezi Donnelly (fiddle).
[Ovld] Randal Bays and Dáithí Sproule. Overland. Randal Bays (fiddle, guitar), Dáithí Sproule (guitar, vocals).
[RBys 3] Randal Bays. Dig with It. Randal Bays (fiddle, guitar, harp).
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.
|On page 64 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music.|
|As tune #5 in volume 2 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.|
|As tune #15 in [P50] Brian and Eithne Vallely. Play 50 Reels.|
|On page 89 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook.|
|As tune #75 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book.|
|On page 28 of [SK] Sean Keane. Fifty Fiddle Solos.|
|On page 24 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.|
|As reel #67 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland.|
|As reel #230 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan.|
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?