Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#175 (Blarney Pilgrim)
|Rhythm ?||Bars||8-bar phrase structure||Mode ?|
|Double jig||48||AABBCC||D Mixolydian|
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).|
[JCC] Jack and Charlie Coen. The Branch Line. Jack Coen (flute), Charlie Coen (concertina).
[PK 4] Paddy Keenan, Tommy O'Sullivan. The Long Grazing Acre. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Tommy O'Sullivan (guitar, vocals). For this tune: (pipes).
[EGrs 1] Eliot Grasso. Standing Room Only. Eliot Grasso (pipes).
[MSCB] Michael Sexton Ceili Band. Michael Sexton Ceili Band. Michael Sexton (accordion), Caroline Tubridy (fiddle), Pat Curtin (flute), Brian Morgan (flute), Ralph Morgan (banjo), George Byrt (piano), Martin Garrihy (drums).
[TP 8] Tommy Peoples. Waiting for a Call. Tommy Peoples (fiddle). For this tune: with John Doyle (guitar).
[MMrch 2] Marcas Ó Murchú. Turas Ceoil. Marcas Ó Murchú (flute, whistle). For this tune: (G whistle), with José Climent (gaita), Oisín (fiddle).
[Currach] The Currach. Fair Play to You. Daithi Wolfe (fiddle, vocals), Darl Ridgely (bodhrán, bones, guitar, vocals), Josh Perkins (guitar, concertina, vocals), Steve Honer (flute), Bill O'Donoghue (guitar, mandolin, whistle, vocals).
[LfAllChk] Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen. Life Is All Checkered. Nathan Gourley (fiddle, guitar), Laura Feddersen (fiddle). For this tune: Laura (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 very similar to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.
|As tune #1099 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #291 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems.|
|As tune #7 in volume 2 of [LPTW] Eithne Vallely. Learn to Play the Tin Whistle.|
|On page 70 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised.|
|As tune #90 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes.|
|On page 77 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.|
|On page 126 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.|
|As jig #27 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions.|
|As jig #9 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?