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Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1792 (Amhrán na Leabhar)

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Type ?Mode ?
SongE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Amhrán na Leabhar / The Song of the Books / A Lament for Lost Books / The Story of the Books / Valentia Harbour / Valencia Harbour / Valencia Harbor / Cuan Bhéil Inse (also as air, also in D) (composed by a schoolmaster named Riordan, text by Tomás Rua Ó Súilleabháin)
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Discography cd

Here are all recordings of this song – considering only the indexed recordings.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~19738#1
[SE 2] Seamus Ennis. The Pure Drop. Seamus Ennis (pipes). For this tune: (C# pipes).
~19861.5#1
[Scglen 2] Scartaglen. The Middle Path. Connie Dover (keyboard, vocals), Frank Martin (flute, whistle, bones), Kirk Lynch (pipes, bouzouki, guitar, whistle, mandolin), Roger Landes (cittern, mandolin, guitar, bodhrán), Matt Kirby (hammered dulcimer, bodhrán), Mike Dugger (guitar, mandolin, banjo, vocals). For this tune: Kirk (pipes).
~19877#1
[Boys 13] Boys of the Lough. Farewell and Remember Me. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle, vocals), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern), Christy O'Leary (pipes, whistle, vocals), John Coakley (guitar, piano, bodhrán, mandolin, fiddle). For this tune: Christy (pipes), Cathal (flute).
~200014#1
[TMacMn 2] Tony Mac Mahon. Mac Mahon from Clare. Tony Mac Mahon (accordion).
~20027#1
[SN 3] Sliabh Notes. Along Blackwater's Banks. Matt Cranitch (fiddle), Dónal Murphy (accordion), Tommy O'Sullivan (guitar, vocals). For this tune: Matt (fiddle).
~20089#1
[COG 2] Conal Ó Gráda. Cnoc Buí. Conal Ó Gráda (flute).
~201012#1
[SBTE] Seamus Begley and Tim Edey. Disgrace Notes. Seamus Begley (accordion, vocals), Tim Edey (guitar, bass, vocals, piano, keyboard).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
D.G. Lynch's Reel
Scglen 2
Jug of Punch
Boys 13

Bibliography

Here are transcriptions of this song – considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
On page 102 of [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. [available]

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): 1973