Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#713 (Ger the Rigger)
|Rhythm ?||Bars||8-bar phrase structure||Mode ?|
|Single reel||32||AABB||A Major|
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).|
[JDa 1] Jackie Daly. Music from Sliabh Luachra. Jackie Daly (accordion, concertina). For this tune: (concertina).
[KB Cap] Kevin Burke. If the Cap Fits. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
[JOL 2] Johnny O'Leary. An Calmfhear. The Trooper. Johnny O'Leary (accordion).
[AOT 3] Any Old Time. Crossing. Traditional Music from Cork and Beyond. Matt Cranitch (fiddle), Dave Hennessy (accordion), Mick Daly (vocals, guitar, banjo).
[FFH] Far From Home. Tri. Turner Collins (accordion, whistle, vocals), Bob Newton (octave mandolin, mandocello, bodhrán, vocals), Daithi Wolfe (fiddle).
[MH 4] Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill. Live in Seattle. Martin Hayes (fiddle), Dennis Cahill (guitar).
[IFMCK] Connie O'Connell. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. Connie O'Connell (fiddle).
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 #128 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.|
|As tune #113 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border.|
|As tune #20 in [IBPS] Pat Conway. Ireland's Best Polkas and Slides.|
|On page 229 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.|
|As polka #17 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland.|
|On page 107 of [IFMCK] Drew Beisswenger. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry.|
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?