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Tune ID#1084 (Bean Dubh an Ghleanna)

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Type ?Mode ?
SongG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Bean Dubh an Ghleanna / Bean Dubh a' Ghleanna / Bean Dubh an Gleanna / An Bean Dubh an Gleanna / Dark Woman of the Glen / The Dark Woman of the Glen / The Dark Woman of the Valley (usually as air, included here)
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Discography cd

Here are all recordings of this song – considering only the indexed recordings.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
194417#1
[OTPR] Oldtime Records. Vol. 3. Piping Rarities. Leo Rowsome (pipes).
~19613#1
[SE 7] Séamus Ennis. Ceol, Scéalta agus Amhráin. Séamus Ennis (pipes, whistle, vocals). For this tune: (vocals).
19715#1
~19811.5#1
[Boys 9] Boys of the Lough. In the Tradition. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle, vocals), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern, banjo), Tich Richardson (guitar, acoustic bass guitar). For this tune: 1st time Cathal (flute).
~19811.1#1
[Boys 15] Boys of the Lough. The Session. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern), Tich Richardson (guitar, acoustic bass guitar). For this tune: 1st time Cathal (flute).
~19831#1
[JB 3] Joe Burke with Máire Ní Chathasaigh. The Tailor's Choice. Joe Burke (flute, whistle, accordion). For this tune: (flute).
~19903#1
[DMa] Declan Masterson. Deireadh an Fhómhair. End of the Harvest. Declan Masterson (pipes, whistle).
~199710#1
[NMllgn 2] Neil Mulligan. The Leitrim Thrush. Neil Mulligan (C# pipes).
~199716#1
[WyndTrn] Dan Healy and Ciaran O'Raghallaigh. The Wyndy Turn. Dan Healy (flute), Ciaran O Raghallaigh (fiddle). For this tune: (flute).
~20003#1
[EOR] Eoin Ó Riabhaigh. Tiomnacht. Handed On. Eoin Ó Riabhaigh (pipes). For this tune: (B pipes).
~20013#1
[HOP] Claire Byrne, Darragh Murphy, Barry Kerr, Patrick Davey. The Humours of Piping. Claire Byrne (pipes), Darragh Murphy (pipes), Barry Kerr (pipes), Patrick Davey (pipes). For this tune: Claire.
~20085#1
[Fngl 1] Fingal. Fingal. James Keane (accordion), Randal Bays (fiddle), Dáithí Sproule (guitar, vocals). For this tune: Sproule (vocals).
~201310#1
[GWhln 5] Gavin Whelan. Catch the Air. Traditional Slow Airs. Gavin Whelan (whistle, pipes). For this tune: (Eb whistle).
~20137#1
[DPower 3] David Power. The Eighteen Moloney. David Power (B pipes).

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

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Bonaparte's Retreat
DMa

Bibliography

I have found zero transcriptions of this song anywhere on the indexed books. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. If you want to actually learn to sing this song, simply learn it from a fellow singer or from a recording listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1944