Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#986 (Johnny Allen's)
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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).|
[ECr] Elizabeth Crotty. Concertina Music from West Clare. Elizabeth Crotty (concertina).
[BMc 1] Billy McComiskey. Makin' the Rounds. Irish Traditional Music. Billy McComiskey (accordion). For this tune: with Sean McGlynn (accordion).
[BigSq] The Big Squeeze. Masters of the Celtic Accordion. Billy McComiskey (accordion), Sean McGlynn (accordion).
[GL20] Green Linnet Records. The Twentieth Anniversary Collection. Billy McComiskey.
[MMR 1] Mike and Mary Rafferty. The Dangerous Reel. Mike Rafferty (flute, whistle, pipes), Mary Rafferty (accordion, flute, whistle).
[SCAC] Séamus Creagh, Aidan Coffey. Séamus Creagh, Aidan Coffey. Séamus Creagh (fiddle), Aidan Coffey (accordion).
[Chlr 1] Chulrua. Barefoot on the Altar. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Tim Britton (pipes, flute, whistle), Pat Egan (guitar, vocals).
[MMcG 2] Michael McGoldrick. Fused. Michael McGoldrick (flute except where noted). For this tune: (flute, pipes), with Dezi Donnelly (fiddle).
[Sld 2] Slide. Harmonic Motion. Aogán Lynch (concertina, whistle, vocals), Daire Bracken (fiddle, strings, guitar, vocals), Mick Broderick (bouzouki, mandolin, vocals), Éamonn de Barra (flute, whistle, bodhrán, piano, harmonium, vocals).
[Ovld] Randal Bays and Dáithí Sproule. Overland. Randal Bays (fiddle, guitar), Dáithí Sproule (guitar, vocals).
[TCB 4] The Tulla Céilí Band. 60th Anniversary Celebration. Mark Donnellan (fiddle), Martin Hayes (fiddle), Jim Corry (piano), Sean Donnelly (accordion), Michael McKee (accordion), J.J. Conway (flute), Jennifer Lenihan (flute), Martin Glynn (flute), Mick Flanagan (drums).
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 #774 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems.|
|As tune #6 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy.|
|As reel #36 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions.|
|As reel #154 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland.|
|As reel #62 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan.|
|As tune #130 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty.|
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?