Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#85 (Arkansas Traveler)
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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).|
[FBros] The Flanagan Brothers. The Tunes We Like to Play on Paddy's Day. Joe Flanagan (accordion), Louis Flanagan (guitar, banjo), Mike Flanagan (banjo, vocals, mandolin).
[SK 2] Seán Keane. Jig It in Style. Seán Keane (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.
|On page 52 of [RW] Robin Williamson. The Penny Whistle Book.|
|On page 7 of [Ba] Betty M. Barlow. Fiddle Tunes for the Violinist.|
|On pages 25-26 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook.|
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?