Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#156 (Bird in the Bush)
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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).|
[JKm] John J. Kimmel. John J. Kimmel. Early Recordings of Irish Traditional Dance Music. John J. Kimmel (accordion).
[MC] Michael Coleman. Michael Coleman 1891-1945. Michael Coleman (fiddle).
[TnRadio] Tuning the Radio. The Tulla Céilí Band.
[Rnys] The Raineys. The Raineys. Paddy Rainey (fiddle), Stephen Rainey (fiddle), Bridie 'Biddy' Rainey (vocals). For this tune: Stephen Rainey (fiddle).
[ECr] Elizabeth Crotty. Concertina Music from West Clare. Elizabeth Crotty (concertina). For this tune: with Denis Murphy (fiddle).
[ECr] Elizabeth Crotty. Concertina Music from West Clare. Elizabeth Crotty (concertina). For this tune: with Aggie White (fiddle).
[BG 1] Bobby Gardiner. Memories of Clare. Bobby Gardiner (accordion).
[PKlly] Patrick Kelly. Patrick Kelly From Cree. Fiddle Music. Patrick Kelly (fiddle).
[McGrCool] McGreevy and Cooley. McGreevy and Cooley. John McGreevy (fiddle), Seamus Cooley (flute).
[JDSC] Jackie Daly, Séamus Creagh. Jackie Daly. Séamus Creagh. Jackie Daly (accordion), Séamus Creagh (fiddle). For this tune: Jackie Daly (accordion).
[ECahill] Eddie Cahill. Ah! Surely. Eddie Cahill (flute).
[KB Pr] Kevin Burke, Mícheál Ó Domhnaill. Promenade. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar, piano).
[Oisn 3] Oisín. Over the Moor to Maggie. Gerry Phelan (flute, whistle), Geraldine McGowan (vocals, bodhrán, recorder), Seamus McGowan (guitar, vocals), Brein MacDonagh [sic for:] Brian McDonagh (mandola, guitar, mandolin, bouzouki), Tom MacDonagh [sic for:] Tom McDonagh (bouzouki, guitar), Mick Davis (fiddle).
[LinL] Charlie Lennon and Mick O'Connor. Lucky in Love. Charlie Lennon (fiddle), Mick O'Connor (flute).
[WmSullvn] William Sullivan. Traditional Irish Music. William Sullivan (accordion).
[MoD] Tony Mac Mahon, Noel Hill, Iarla Ó Lionáird. Music of Dreams. Tony Mac Mahon (accordion), Noel Hill (concertina), Iarla Ó Lionáird (vocals).
[BPower] Brendan Power. New Irish Harmonica. Brendan Power (harmonica). For this tune: 1st time Des (fiddle).
[FSOD] Hervé Cantal, Denis Kersual, Vincent Blin, John Maguire, Gérard Tauzin, J.-Ch. Lequerre. For the Sake of Old Decency. Musique de tradition irlandaise en France. Music of Irish tradition in France. Hervé Cantal (flute, whistle), Denis Kersual (pipes), Vincent Blin (melodeon), John Maguire (vocals), Gérard Tauzin (guitar), J.-Ch. Lequerre (piano). For this tune: Hervé Cantal (whistle).
[SHernon] Seán Hernon. An Nóra Bheag. Seán Hernon (Eb whistle, banjo).
[JWh 6] John Whelan. Come to Dance. John Whelan (accordion). For this tune: with Jim Eagan (fiddle).
[TP 7] Tommy Peoples. The Quiet Glen / An Gleann Ciúin. Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
[MCnnly] Mick Conneely. Selkie. Mick Conneely (fiddle, bouzouki).
[LaL] Lámh ar Lámh. Many Hands. various.
[CLnn 1] Charlie Lennon. Time for a Tune. Charlie Lennon (fiddle, piano, drum).
[CrnrHs 2] Corner House. The Friendly Visit. Davey Mathias (guitar), Andi Hearn (fiddle, vocals). For this tune: Andi (fiddle), Jeff Thomas (concertina).
[Hmdgr] Paul Brock and Enda Scahill. Humdinger. Paul Brock (accordion), Enda Scahill (banjo, mandolin).
[Hmmrs] The Hammers. From Distant Shores. Paul Hammer (mandolin, banjo), Susan Hammer (whistle, concertina). For this tune: (mandolin), (banjo).
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.
|On page 49 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music.|
|As tune #87 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.|
|On page 44 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook.|
|As tune #151 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border.|
|As reel #198 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.|
|As tune #74 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes.|
|On page 4 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.|
|As reel #13 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?