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Tune ID#1083 (O'Donnell's Lament)

Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Mode ?
AirG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
O'Donnell's Lament / Lament for O'Donnell /The Lament for O'Donnell / Caoineadh Uí Dhomhnaill / Caoine Uí Domhnaill / Caoine Uí Dhonaill (1st in set The Green Hills of Tyrol on AbsIr)
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Discography cd

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.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
194814#1
[POK] Pádraig O'Keeffe. The Sliabh Luachra Fiddle Master. Pádraig O'Keeffe (fiddle).
19525#1
[KF] Padraig O'Keefe, Denis Murphy, Julia Clifford. Kerry Fiddles. Padraig O'Keefe (fiddle), Denis Murphy (fiddle), Julia Clifford (fiddle). For this tune: O'Keeffe.
~196919#1
[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). For this tune: Denis Murphy.
~19795#1
[BMu 1] Brendan Mulvihill, accompanied by Mick Moloney. The Flax in Bloom. Traditional Irish Music. Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), Mick Moloney (guitar, bouzouki, mandolin).
~198412#1
[MCrtch] Matt Cranitch. Éistigh Seal. Matt Cranitch (fiddle).
198712#1
[DMeehan] Danny Meehan. Navvy on the Shore. Danny Meehan (fiddle).
~198712#1
[BBg 1] Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich. Seana Choirce. Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich (accordion, melodeon). For this tune: (C/C# accordion).
~19949#1
[EI 1] Eileen Ivers. Eileen Ivers. Traditional Irish Music. Eileen Ivers (fiddle, mandolin, rainstick).
199511#1
~20062.14#1
[WFO 3] Wooden Flute Obsession 3. Tim Britton (flute).
20075#1
[AbsIr] Absolutely Irish. Eileen Ivers (fiddle).
20149#1
[LfAllChk] Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen. Life Is All Checkered. Nathan Gourley (fiddle, guitar), Laura Feddersen (fiddle). For this tune: Laura (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Haunted House
WFO 3
Green Hills of Tyrol
AbsIr
Star above the Garter
LfAllChk

Bibliography

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 musical matches to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
On page 36 of [TOC] Tomás Ó Canainn. Traditional Music in Ireland. [available]
As tune #100 in [SIMB] Tony Sullivan. Sully's Irish Music Book. [available]

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?

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1948