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Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1430 (Nóra Chríonna)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Nóra Chríonna about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars4-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slide32AABBD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Nóra Chríonna / Nóra Críonna / Nóra Críona / Nóra Chríona / Nora Crionna / Nora Criona / Nora Creena / Nora Chreena / Nora Creina / Old Nora / Norah' Jig / Wise Nora / Move Your Arse Old Nora / Lesbia Hath a Beaming Eye / Hushed Be Sorrow's Sigh (2nd in set Síbín Slides on SBTE) (as single jig on JD 5 and on SDI 1; also as a jig, with 4 additional parts; also in G and A) (compare jig #1429 and as piece #4970)
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Discography cd

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.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~197412#2
[JD 5] John Doherty. The Floating Bow. John Doherty (fiddle).
19922.2#3
[SDI 1] Set Dances of Ireland. Volume 1. Michael Tubridy (flute), Tommy McCarthy (concertina), Junior Crehan (fiddle), Eamon McGivney (fiddle).
~199410#2
[PORda 1] Peadar Ó Riada. Amidst These Hills. Peadar Ó Riada (whistle, accordion, bones). For this tune: (accordion).
19961#3
[SC] Gerry Harrington, Eoghan O'Sullivan, Paul de Grae. The Smoky Chimney. Gerry Harrington (fiddle), Eoghan O'Sullivan (accordion, flute), Paul de Grae (guitar).
~20087#1
[COG 2] Conal Ó Gráda. Cnoc Buí. Conal Ó Gráda (flute).
201013#2
[SBTE] Seamus Begley and Tim Edey. Disgrace Notes. Seamus Begley (accordion, vocals), Tim Edey (guitar, bass, vocals, piano, keyboard). For this tune: (D/D# accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Enniskillen Dragoons
JD 5
Dinny Mescal's Slide
SDI 1
Weavers
PORda 1
Ceanngulla Slide
SC
Hare in the Corn
SBTE
Played beforeOn Albums
Bonny Bunch of Ferns
JD 5
An Bóthar ó Thuaigh
SBTE

Bibliography

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 #866 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #126 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #312 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #151 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
On page 36 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 31 of [SLoP] Paul Deloughery. Sliabh Luachra on Parade. [available]
As tune #347 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]

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): 1903