Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#566 (Earl's Chair)
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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).|
[AIC1] Paddy Canny, P.J. Hayes, Peadar O'Loughlin, Bridie Lafferty. An Historic Recording of Irish Traditional Music from County Clare and East Galway. Paddy Canny (fiddle), P.J. Hayes (fiddle).
[AIC2] Paddy Canny. Meet Paddy Canny. All-Ireland Champion - Violin. Paddy Canny (fiddle). For this tune: with P.J. Hayes.
[SltSdt] Seoltaí Séidte. Setting Sail. Sean McLaughlin (fiddle).
[JV] John Vesey. Sligo Fiddler. John Vesey (fiddle).
[KB Cap] Kevin Burke. If the Cap Fits. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
[PS 1] Kevin Burke, Jackie Daly, Andy Irvine, Arty McGlynn. Patrick Street. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Andy Irvine (vocals, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica), Arty McGlynn (guitar).
[MMcNmr 1] Mary MacNamara. Traditional Music from East Clare. Mary MacNamara (concertina).
[Shskn 10] Shaskeen. Music for Set Dancing and Listening. Tom Cussen (banjo, mandolin), Benny O'Connor (drums, bodhrán, bongos), Seán Conway (flute, whistle, guitar), Eamonn Cotter (flute), Mike Fahy (guitar), Charlie Harris (accordion), Geraldine Cotter (piano), Carl Hession (piano).
[Lgcy] Legacy. Navan. Don Penzien (guitar, vocals, whistle), Valerie Plested (fiddle), Beth Patterson (bouzouki, vocals), Justin Murphy (flute, whistle).
[KB IC] Kevin Burke. In Concert. Kevin Burke (fiddle). For this tune: with Martin Hayes.
[INS] Hammy Hamilton, Séamus Creagh, Con Ó Drisceoil. It's No Secret. Hammy Hamilton (flute, vocals), Séamus Creagh (fiddle, vocals), Con Ó Drisceoil (accordion, vocals, piano).
[JLavelle] John Lavelle. @Home Alone. John Lavelle (accordion).
[LC 3] Liz Carroll. Lost in the Loop. Liz Carroll (fiddle).
[WFO 3] Wooden Flute Obsession 3. JP Downes (flute).
[MSHtn 4] Matt and Shannon Heaton. Lovers' Well. Shannon Heaton (vocals, flute, whistle), Matt Heaton (vocals, guitar, bouzouki, bodhrán). For this tune: (Eb flute).
[Currach] The Currach. Fair Play to You. Daithi Wolfe (fiddle, vocals), Darl Ridgely (bodhrán, bones, guitar, vocals), Josh Perkins (guitar, concertina, vocals), Steve Honer (flute), Bill O'Donoghue (guitar, mandolin, whistle, 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.
|On page 67 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music.|
|As tune #142 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.|
|As tune #6 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes.|
|On page 20 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.|
|On page 30 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.|
|As reel #81 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland.|
|As reel #191 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan.|
|As tune #61 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty.|
|As reel #26 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions.|
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?