Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1308 (Miss McDonald)
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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).|
[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).
[SWlsh 4] Séamus Walshe. Traditional Music of Ireland on Button Accordion. Séamus Walshe (accordion).
[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).
[JKn 3] James Keane. That's the Spirit. James Keane (accordion).
[MB 2] Mary Bergin. Feadóga Stáin 2. Mary Bergin (whistle).
[Trc] Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin and Patrick Ourceau. Tracin'. Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin (concertina), Patrick Ourceau (fiddle). For this tune: (fiddle), (Bb/F concertina).
[CaBrdg] Niall and Cillian Vallely. Callan Bridge. Niall Vallely (concertina), Cillian Vallely (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes), (concertina).
[PJCJC] P.J. Crotty, Carol Cullinan, James Cullinan. Happy to Meet. P.J. Crotty (flute), James Cullinan (fiddle), Carol Cullinan (piano).
[LmKlly] Liam Kelly. Sweetwood. Liam Kelly (flute, whistle).
[Yanks 1] The Yanks. The Yanks. Isaac Alderson (flute, pipes), Dylan Foley (fiddle), Dan Gurney (accordion), Sean Earnest (guitar, bouzouki).
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 #1210 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #486 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems.|
|On page 98 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised.|
|As tune #46 in [P50] Brian and Eithne Vallely. Play 50 Reels.|
|On page 36 of [SK] Sean Keane. Fifty Fiddle Solos.|
|As reel #371 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland.|
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?