Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1641 (Rambler)
about these two bars
Basic musical information on this tune.
|Rhythm ?||Bars||8-bar phrase structure||Mode ?|
|Double jig||32||AABB||A Major
given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Rambler, The / An Fánaí
/ Father Hanley's / Father Hanley's Jig / Port an Athar Ó hÁinle
/ McGann's (2nd in set The Doberman's Wallet on FG 3; as Gan Ainm / Gan Aimn on HamHam) (also in G) (compare Paddy Mullins' Jig #2525
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).
[BtB] Paddy Killoran, James Morrison. From Ballymote to Brooklyn. Paddy Killoran (fiddle), James Morrison (fiddle). For this tune: James Morrison (fiddle).
[AMPR] Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds. Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds. Andy McGann (fiddle), Paddy Reynolds (fiddle).
[DD 4] De Danann. The Star Spangled Molly. Jackie Daly (accordion), Alec Finn (bouzouki, guitar), Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute), Johnny "Ringo" McDonagh (bodhrán, bones), Charlie Piggot (banjo), Maura O'Connell (vocals).
[KB UC] Kevin Burke. Up Close. Kevin Burke (fiddle). For this tune: with Matt Molloy (flute).
[FG 3] Frankie Gavin. Frankie Goes to Town. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute).
[HamHam] Hammy Hamilton. The Moneymusk. Hammy Hamilton (flute). For this tune: with Connie (fiddle).
[SBw] Folan and Davey. Skin and Bow. Declan Folan (fiddle), Junior Davey (bodhrán).
[ACB 1] The Abbey Céilí Band. Bruach an tSuláin. Ger Murphy (accordion), Andrew O'Connell (fiddle), Liam Forde (banjo), Micheál Creedon (bass, keyboards).
[BCw 2] Brian Conway. Consider the Source. Brian Conway (fiddle).
[LBCK] Kevin Griffin, Eoin O'Neill, Quentin Cooper. Live at the Burren Centre, Kilfenora. Kevin Griffin (banjo), Eoin O'Neill (bouzouki), Quentin Cooper (mandolin, banjo). For this tune: Kevin (banjo), Quentin (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 musical matches to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.
Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
|As tune #31 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. |
|As jig #107 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): 1924