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Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1270 (An Mhaighdean Mhara)

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Type ?
Song
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
An Mhaighdean Mhara / The Mermaid / The Mermaid Song / The Sea Maiden (also as air)
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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).
194911#1
[TnRadio] Tuning the Radio. Cáit (Cití) Ní Ghallchóir.
~19517#1
[AL] World Library of Folk and Primitive Music: Ireland. Kitty Gallagher / Cití Ní Ghallchóir.
19697#1
[Ch 2] The Chieftains. 2. Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle), Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle), Peadar Mercier (bodhrán, bones), Seán Keane (fiddle). For this tune: 1st time Michael Tubridy (concertina).
19934#1
[A IA] Altan. Island Angel. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Frankie Kennedy (flute, whistle, vocals), Mark Kelly (guitar, vocals), Ciaran Curran (bouzouki), Ciaran Tourish (fiddle, whistle, vocals), Dáithi Sproule (guitar, vocals).
199522#1
~201110#1
[DS 3] Dáithí Sproule. Lost River: Vol. 1. Dáithí Sproule (vocals, guitar). For this tune: with Seamus McGuire (fiddle).

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Tie the Bonnet
Ch 2

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): 1949