Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#641 (Flax in Bloom)
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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).|
[IFM] Past Masters of Irish Fiddle Music. Jim Morrison (fiddle).
[PJConlon] Peter J. Conlon. The Genius of Peter Conlon. 78 RPM Recordings from 1917-1929. Peter J. Conlon (melodeon).
[IDM 2] Past Masters of Irish Dance Music. Peter Conlon (accordion).
[SE 6] Séamus Ennis. The Return from Fingal. Séamus Ennis (pipes, vocals).
[SE 2] Seamus Ennis. The Pure Drop. Seamus Ennis (pipes). For this tune: (C# pipes).
[KCB 3] [The Kilfenora Ceili Band]. [The Kilfenora Céilí Band].
[BMu 1] Brendan Mulvihill, accompanied by Mick Moloney. The Flax in Bloom. Traditional Irish Music. Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), Mick Moloney (guitar, bouzouki, mandolin).
[KB UC] Kevin Burke. Up Close. Kevin Burke (fiddle). For this tune: with Joe Burke (accordion).
[RtH] Round the House. Music for the Sets - Vol. 1. Neillidh Mulligan (C# pipes), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle).
[WmSullvn] William Sullivan. Traditional Irish Music. William Sullivan (accordion).
[MMR 1] Mike and Mary Rafferty. The Dangerous Reel. Mike Rafferty (flute, whistle, pipes), Mary Rafferty (accordion, flute, whistle).
[NMllgn 2] Neil Mulligan. The Leitrim Thrush. Neil Mulligan (C# pipes).
[TMIYD] Ronan Browne and Peter O'Loughlin. Touch Me If You Dare. Ronan Browne (pipes, flute), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle, flute). For this tune: (pipes), (fiddle).
[UaC] Oisín and Conal Hernon. Up and Coming. Oisín Hernon (accordion, whistle), Conal Hernon (banjo, guitar).
[Hmmrs] The Hammers. From Distant Shores. Paul Hammer (mandolin, banjo), Susan Hammer (whistle, concertina). For this tune: (low A 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 #1389 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #633 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems.|
|As tune #284 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols.|
|As tune #20 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border.|
|On page 130 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised.|
|As reel #34 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.|
|As tune #18 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes.|
|As reel #101 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland.|
|As reel #77 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?