Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1612 (Pretty Peggy)
about these two bars
Basic musical information on this tune.
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given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Pretty Peggy / Pretty Peg / Bill Clancy's Delight (1st in set Pretty Peg Reels on A HS; 1st in set Pretty Peg on A FTY) (also parts reversed, also 1st part doubled) (compare Humours of Westport #870
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.
to hear the first 12 seconds.
|[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments).
[AMPR] Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds. Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds. Andy McGann (fiddle), Paddy Reynolds (fiddle).
[A HS] Altan. Harvest Storm. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Frankie Kennedy (flute, whistle, vocals), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle), Ciaran Tourish (fiddle, whistle, vocals), Mark Kelly (guitar, vocals), Ciaran Curran (bouzouki, bouzouki-guitar).
[A FTY] Altan. The First Ten Years 1986/1995. see A HS.
[PG 2] Paddy Glackin. Rabharta Ceoil. In Full Spate. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Dónal Lunny (bouzouki, guitar, bodhrán).
[VCbl] Vincent Campbell. The Purple Heather. Vincent Campbell (fiddle).
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 #1465 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. |
|As tune #1476 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. |
|As tune #696 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. |
|As tune #704 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. |
|On page 144 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. |
|On page 146 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. |
|As reel #275 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?
Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1903