Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1768 (Sí Bheag, Sí Mhór)
|Rhythm ?||8-bar phrase structure||Mode ?|
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).|
[Plx 1] Planxty. Planxty. Liam O'Flynn (pipes, whistle), Andy Irvine (vocals, mandola, mandolin, hurdy-gurdy, harmonica), Donal Lunny (vocals, bouzouki, guitar, bodhrán), Christy Moore (vocals, guitar, harmonica, bodhrán). For this tune: Liam O'Flynn (pipes).
[FTIM] Festival of Traditional Irish [Music]. Discs 7 and 8 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Sean McGuire (flute), [Joe Sheridan (accordion)].
[Ch 5] The Chieftains. 5. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle), Derek Bell (harp, oboe, timpán), Peadar Mercier (bodhrán, bones).
[BPower] Brendan Power. New Irish Harmonica. Brendan Power (harmonica). For this tune: (F harmonica).
[KMKerry] Musique et Musiciens d'Irlande (Killorglin and Miltown, Co Kerry). Music and Musicians of Ireland. Musik und Musiker aus Irland. Mike Dowd (accordion).
[PDArcy] Patrick D'Arcy. Wallop the Spot. Patrick D'Arcy (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (D pipes).
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 #26 in volume 1 of [LPTW] Eithne Vallely. Learn to Play the Tin Whistle.|
|On page 32 of [RW] Robin Williamson. The Penny Whistle Book.|
|On page 253 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook.|
|On page 98 of [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book.|
|As tune #202 in [Crln] The Complete Works of O'Carolan.|
|As ocar #14 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #89 in [DM 4] Dave Mallinson. 100 Vital Irish Session Tunes.|
|On page 147 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music.|
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?