Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#788 (Cailleach an Airgid)
|Rhythm ?||Bars||8-bar phrase structure||Mode ?|
|Double jig||32||AABB||D Mixolydian|
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).|
[SltSdt] Seoltaí Séidte. Setting Sail. Seán 'ac Dhonncha (vocals).
[FFurey] Finbar Furey. Traditional Irish Pipe Music. Finbar Furey (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
[Ch B] The Chieftains. 9. Boil the Breakfast Early. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle, bones), Derek Bell (harp, tiompán), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán, vocals), Matt Molloy (flute, whistle). For this tune: Kevin Conneff (vocals).
[WmSullvn] William Sullivan. Traditional Irish Music. William Sullivan (accordion).
[JK 1] James Kelly. "Capel Street". James Kelly (fiddle).
[A HS] Altan. Harvest Storm. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Frankie Kennedy (flute, whistle, vocals), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle), Ciaran Tourish (fiddle, whistle, vocals), Mark Kelly (guitar, vocals), Ciaran Curran (bouzouki, bouzouki-guitar). For this tune: Mairead (vocals).
[PHt] Parson's Hat. The Better Match. Bríd Ní Chatháin (harp, vocals), Fred Johnston (guitar, vocals, mandolin), Janet Sutton (whistle), Paul Wilkins (piano accordion, whistle, keyboards, piano).
[MMcNmr 1] Mary MacNamara. Traditional Music from East Clare. Mary MacNamara (concertina). For this tune: (C#/G# concertina).
[LN 1] Laurence Nugent. Traditional Irish Music on Flute and Tin-Whistle. Laurence Nugent (flute, whistle). For this tune: (whistle).
[MOB] Mick O' Brien. May Morning Dew. Mick O' Brien (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes), with Terry Crehan (fiddle).
[SHernon] Seán Hernon. An Nóra Bheag. Seán Hernon (Eb whistle, banjo).
[JCnly 2] Johnny Connolly. Drioball na Fáinleoige. Johnny Connolly (melodeon, accordion, vocals). For this tune: (melodeon), with Charlie Lennon (fiddle).
[MCnnly] Mick Conneely. Selkie. Mick Conneely (fiddle, bouzouki).
[LaL] Lámh ar Lámh. Many Hands. Nóra Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle), Áine Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle), Mac Dara Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle), Felim Ó Raghallaigh (flute), Micheál Ó Raghallaigh (concertina).
[MMR 3] Mike and Mary Rafferty. The Road from Ballinakill. Mike Rafferty (flute, whistle, lilting), Mary Rafferty (accordion, flute, whistle, concertina). For this tune: Mary (accordion), Dónal (guitar).
[FDys] Davy Spillane and Kevin Glackin. Forgotten Days. Davy Spillane (pipes, whistle), Kevin Glackin (fiddle). For this tune: (pipes), (fiddle).
[MMlvy] Mick Mulvey. Within a Mile o' Jamestown. Mick Mulvey (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).
[ATrgs 1] Athena Tergis. A Letter Home. Athena Tergis (fiddle).
[NtDay] Brett Lipshutz and Randy Lee Gosa. Night and Day. Brett Lipshutz (flute, whistle, bombarde), Randy Lee Gosa (guitar).
[NNC 2] Niamh Ní Charra. Súgach Sámh / Happy Out. Niamh Ní Charra (fiddle, concertina, vocals, viola). For this tune: (vocals, fiddle).
[PO 4] Paddy O'Brien. Mixing the Punch. Paddy O'Brien (accordion).
[Bua 3] Bua. Down the Green Fields. Devin Shepherd (fiddle), Sean Gavin (flute, pipes, whistle), Brían Ó hAirt (vocals, concertina, dance), Brian Miller (guitar, bouzouki).
[PDArcy] Patrick D'Arcy. Wallop the Spot. Patrick D'Arcy (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (D pipes).
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 #721 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #21 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems.|
|As tune #41 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.|
|On page 19 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised.|
|On page 59 of [RW] Robin Williamson. The Penny Whistle Book.|
|On page 29 of [TOC] Tomás Ó Canainn. Traditional Music in Ireland.|
|As tune #175 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border.|
|As jig #46 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #51 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne.|
|As tune #183 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty.|
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