Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#897 (Irish Washerwoman)
|Rhythm ?||Bars||8-bar phrase structure||Mode ?|
|Double jig||32||AABB||G 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).|
[PT] Patsy Touhey. The Piping of Patsy Touhey. Patsy Touhey (pipes).
[PJConlon] Peter J. Conlon. The Genius of Peter Conlon. 78 RPM Recordings from 1917-1929. Peter J. Conlon (melodeon).
[OTUS1] Oldtime Records. Vol. 1. U.S. Recordings. Traditional Irish Recordings from the 1920's and 1930's. Flanagan Brothers: Joe Flanagan (accordion), Mike Flanagan (banjo).
[OTUS1] Oldtime Records. Vol. 1. U.S. Recordings. Traditional Irish Recordings from the 1920's and 1930's. K. Scanlon (fiddle).
[FCssdy] Frank Cassidy. Níl Gar Ann! Frank Cassidy (fiddle). For this tune: with John Doherty (fiddle).
[JDJO] Joe Derrane and Jerry O'Brien. Irish Accordion Masters. Joe Derrane (accordion), Jerry O'Brien (accordion). For this tune: The Irish All Stars.
[GP] The Gentlemen Pipers. Classic Recordings of Irish Traditional Piping. Leo Rowsome.
[FS] Fiddle Sticks. Irish Traditional Music from Donegal.
[PG 2] Paddy Glackin. Rabharta Ceoil. In Full Spate. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Dónal Lunny (bouzouki, guitar, bodhrán). For this tune: with Séamus Glackin (fiddle), Kevin Glackin (fiddle).
[JCnly 1] Johnny Connolly. An tOileán Aerach. Johnny Connolly (melodeon).
[NaCnn 1] Na Connerys. Celtic Sessions. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Kevin Glackin (fiddle), Sean Og Potts (pipes, whistle), John Regan (accordion), John Wynne (flute), Tom McDonagh (bouzouki), Mark Kelly (guitar).
[GCJR] Gerard Commane and Joe Ryan with Eoin O'Neill. Two Gentlemen of Clare Music. Gerard Commane (concertina), Joe Ryan (fiddle). For this tune: Gerdie Commane (concertina).
[SHtn 1] Shannon Heaton. The Blue Dress. Shannon Heaton (flute).
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 #317 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems.|
|As tune #14 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler."|
|As tune #19 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.|
|On page 11 of [Ba] Betty M. Barlow. Fiddle Tunes for the Violinist.|
|On page 140 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook.|
|As tune #90 in [ER] Joseph M. Reavy (compiler). The Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy.|
|On page 148 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.|
|As tune #33 in [DM 4] Dave Mallinson. 100 Vital Irish Session Tunes.|
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?