Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#106 (Ballydesmond Polka #2)
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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).|
[SatG] Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford. The Star above the Garter. Fiddle music from Kerry, played by Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford. Denis Murphy (fiddle), Julia Clifford (fiddle).
[KoKerry] Jimmy Doyle & Dan O'Leary. Traditional Music from the Kingdom of Kerry. Jimmy Doyle (accordion), Dan O'Leary (fiddle).
[JOS 1] Jerry O'Sullivan. The Invasion. Jerry O'Sullivan (pipes).
[JK 2] James Kelly and Zan McLeod. The Ring Sessions. James Kelly (fiddle), Zan McLeod (guitar, bouzouki).
[JRSLCB 2] Johnny Reidy and the Sliabh Luachra Ceili Band. Music for Set Dancing Vol. II. Johnny Reidy (accordion).
[IFMCK] Connie O'Connell. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry. Connie O'Connell (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 126 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music.|
|As tune #117 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.|
|As tune #20#2 in volume 2 of [LPTW] Eithne Vallely. Learn to Play the Tin Whistle.|
|As tune #58 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border.|
|As polka #10 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.|
|On page 46 of [SLoP] Paul Deloughery. Sliabh Luachra on Parade.|
|As tune #35 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book.|
|As tune #12 in [IBPS] Pat Conway. Ireland's Best Polkas and Slides.|
|On page 223 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.|
|As polka #1 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland.|
|On page 88 of [IFMCK] Drew Beisswenger. Irish Fiddle Music from Counties Cork and Kerry.|
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?