Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1043 (King of the Fairies)
|Rhythm ?||Bars||8-bar phrase structure||Mode ?|
|Set dance||48||AABCBC||E Minor|
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).|
[MG] Milestone at the Garden. Irish Fiddle Masters from the 78 RPM Era. Frank O'Higgins (fiddle).
[MGm] Michael Gorman. The Sligo Champion. The Fiddle Music of County Sligo. Michael Gorman (fiddle, vocals).
[JV] John Vesey. Sligo Fiddler. John Vesey (fiddle).
[KB SD] Kevin Burke. Sweeney's Dream. Fiddle Tunes from County Sligo, Ireland. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
[MDOSe] Maidhc Dainín Ó Sé. Ó Chicago go Carrachán. Maidhc Dainín Ó Sé (accordion, vocals). For this tune: with John Browne (banjo), Caoimhín Ó Sé (whistle).
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 #979 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems.|
|On page 158 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook.|
|As tune #84 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes.|
|In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].|
|As setd #17 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #294 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?