Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1701 (Roscommon Reel)
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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).|
[HG] Hugh Gillespie. Classic Recordings of Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. Hugh Gillespie (fiddle).
[IFM] Past Masters of Irish Fiddle Music. Hugh Gillespie (fiddle).
[JD 4] John Doherty. Bundle and Go. John Doherty (fiddle).
[JKn 2] James Keane. Roll Away the Reel World. James Keane (accordion).
[BigSq] The Big Squeeze. Masters of the Celtic Accordion. James Keane (accordion).
[Ch JG] James Galway and the Chieftains. In Ireland. James Galway (flute, whistle), Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle, bones), Matt Molloy (flute, whistle), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán), Derek Bell (harp, tiompán, harpsichord).
[NMCMM] The Northern Meeting. Celtic Music in Milwaukee. Maria Terres (fiddle).
[Drv 3] Dervish. At the End of the Day. Cathy Jordan (vocals, bodhrán, bones), Shane Mc Aleer (fiddle), Liam Kelly (flute, whistle, vocals), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Michael Holmes (bouzouki), Brian McDonagh (mandola, bassola, mandolin, guitar). For this tune: 1st time Shane McAleer (fiddle).
[Sol 1] Solas. Solas. Seamus Egan (flute, whistle, guitar, pipes, bodhrán, vocals), Karan Casey (vocals), John Doyle (guitar, vocals), Winifred Horan (fiddle, vocals), John Williams (accordion, concertina, vocals).
[Beg 1] Beginish. Beginish. Paul McGrattan (flute), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle), Brendan Begley (accordion, vocals), Noel O'Grady (bouzouki).
[JKn 5] James Keane. Sweeter as the Years Roll By. James Keane (accordion).
[DAttic] Damp in the Attic. I Was ...... Flyin It. P.J. King (accordion), Martin Murray (fiddle, viola, mandolin), Cyril O'Donoghue (vocals, bouzouki, guitar).
[WFO 2] Wooden Flute Obsession 2. Brendyn Montgomery (flute).
[InTndm] Kevin Burke and Ged Foley. In Tandem. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Ged Foley (guitar, vocals).
[MulcFam2] Mick, Louise & Michelle Mulcahy. Notes from the Heart. Mick Mulcahy (accordion, melodeon), Louise Mulcahy (flute, pipes), Michelle Mulcahy (fiddle, concertina, harp, piano).
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 #202 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.|
|On page 71 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler.|
|As reel #221 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.|
|As tune #72 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book.|
|On page 8 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.|
|As reel #25 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions.|
|On page 19 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.|
|As reel #201 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #41 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty.|
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?