Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1179 (Maggie Pickens)
about these two bars
Basic musical information on this tune.
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given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Maggie Pickens / Maggie Pickie / Maggie Pickin's (1st in set The Pride of Ulster on WW 1) (also in G or D, and with a wide range of differences in the 2nd part) (compare Maggie Pickie #6457
with an offset of one beat; compare 1st part with 1st part of Tom Billy's #3777
and compare 1st part with 1st part of slide Whole Chicken in the Soup #2068
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.
to hear the first 12 seconds.
|[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments).
[WW 1] The Wheels of the World. Early Irish-American Music. Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 1930s. Vol. 1.
[IDM 1] Irish Dance Music. The Four Provinces Orchestra.
[TDrty] Tom Doherty. Take the Bull by the Horns. Tom Doherty (accordion).
[RBys 3] Randal Bays. Dig with It. Randal Bays (fiddle, guitar, harp).
[DBrder] Dan Brouder. "The Lark's Air". Dan Brouder (accordion, melodeon). For this tune: with Donal O'Sullivan (Eb flute), Angelina Carberry (banjo).
[MMcNmr 3] Mary MacNamara. Note for Note. Mary MacNamara (concertina).
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.
|As tune #114 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." |
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): 1928