Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1277 (Tinker's Stick)
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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).|
[McDoB] The McDonaghs of Ballinafad and Friends Play Traditional Music of Sligo. Larry McDonagh (flute), Micheal Joe McDonagh (fiddle).
[MM 3] Matt Molloy. Stony Steps. Matt Molloy (flute).
[MV] Maiden Voyage. Live Traditional Irish Music Session from Pepper's Bar, Feakle, Co. Clare. Joe Bane (whistle).
[KHe] Kevin Henry. One's Own Place - A Family Tradition. Kevin Henry (flute, whistle, pipes, vocals). For this tune: with Maggie Healy (flute).
[MMR 2] Mike and Mary Rafferty. The Old Fireside Music. Mike Rafferty (flute, pipes), Mary Rafferty (accordion, whistle). For this tune: Mary (accordion), Mike (flute).
[WFO 2] Wooden Flute Obsession 2. Kevin Henry (flute), Maggie Healy (flute).
[LaL] Lámh ar Lámh. Many Hands. John Carty (fiddle), Anne-Marie McGowan (fiddle), Patsy Hanley (flute).
[AtR 2] At the Racket. Mirth-Making Heroes. John Carty (fiddle, banjo), Brian McGrath (banjo, piano, keyboards), Seamus O'Donnell (flute, saxophone, vocals), Garry O'Briain (guitar, mandocello, piano), Brid Dooley (vocals). For this tune: Seamus (vocals).
[HB 2] Harry Bradley. As I Carelessly Did Stray. . .. Harry Bradley (flute, whistle). For this tune: (Eb flute).
[PotW] John Wynne and John McEvoy. Pride of the West. John Wynne (flute), John McEvoy (fiddle). For this tune: John M. (fiddle).
[CYHCIt] Catherine McEvoy, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh. Comb Your Hair and Curl It. Catherine McEvoy (flute), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle), Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh (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 very similar to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.
|As tune #1237 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #511 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems.|
|As tune #99 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.|
|On page 102 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised.|
|As reel #96 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.|
|As tune #78 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book.|
|As reel #89 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan.|
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?