Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#573 (Eel in the Sink)
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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).|
[PJConlon] Peter J. Conlon. The Genius of Peter Conlon. 78 RPM Recordings from 1917-1929. Peter J. Conlon (melodeon).
[BHCMoher] Sean Ryan, Kathleen Ryan, Pat Lyons. Back Home to the Cliffs of Mohir [sic]. Sean Ryan (fiddle), Pat Lyons (accordion), Kathleen Ryan (piano).
[MBP] Matt Molloy, Paul Brady, Tommy Peoples. Matt Molloy. Paul Brady. Tommy Peoples. Matt Molloy (flute), Paul Brady (guitar, vocals), Tommy Peoples (fiddle). For this tune: Matt Molloy (flute).
[WmSullvn] William Sullivan. Traditional Irish Music. William Sullivan (accordion).
[JW 1] John Williams. John Williams. John Williams (accordion, concertina). For this tune: (concertina), with Martin Hayes (fiddle).
[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).
[JWh 8] John Whelan. Celtic Roots. John Whelan (accordion).
[MCnnly] Mick Conneely. Selkie. Mick Conneely (fiddle, bouzouki). For this tune: with Mick Senior (fiddle).
[CMcN] Christy McNamara. The House I Was Reared In. Christy McNamara (accordion, concertina, vocals). For this tune: (accordion), with Martin Hayes (fiddle).
[Ldn 2] Líadan. Casadh na Taoide. Turning the Tide. Elaine Cormican (whistle, flute, vocals, mandolin), Claire Dolan (fiddle, strings, vocals), Síle Denvir (harp, vocals), Deirdre Chawke (piano accordion, vocals), Valerie Casey (fiddle, vocals), Catherine Clohessy (flute, whistle, vocals).
[CtNGn] Caitlín Nic Gabhann. Caitlín. Caitlín Nic Gabhann (concertina, dance).
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 #244 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.|
|As tune #33 in volume 4 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.|
|As reel #32 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.|
|As reel #379 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #125 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne.|
|As tune #86 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?