Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1788 (Snug in the Blanket)
about these two bars
Basic musical information on this tune.
|Rhythm ?||Bars||8-bar phrase structure||Mode ?|
|Double jig||48||AABBCC||A Dorian
given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Snug in the Blanket / Teolaí sa bPluid / Hag in the Blanket / Cailleach a Shúsa / Collough a Thusa (also 1st part singled)
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).
[SnugBl] Paddy O'Brien, Jamie Gans, Daithi Sproule. Snug in the Blanket. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Jamie Gans (fiddle), Daithi Sproule (guitar).
[KC 2] Kevin Crawford. In Good Company. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle). For this tune: (Bb flute), with Martin Hayes (viola).
[RdOnly] Brian McNamara and Tim Collins. Reed Only. Brian McNamara (pipes), Tim Collins (concertina).
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 #889 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. |
|As tune #138 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. |
|On page 38 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. |
|As jig #119 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