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Tune ID#1800 (Caoineadh an Spailpín)

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Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Caoineadh an Spailpín / The Spalpeen's Lament / The Spailpin's Lament
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Discography cd

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.

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[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~19678#1
[WC 1] Willie Clancy. The Minstrel from Clare. Willie Clancy (pipes, whistle, vocals). For this tune: (whistle).
~199311#1
[CKeane 1] Conor Keane. Cooley's House. Conor Keane (accordion).
~199613#1
[LN 1] Laurence Nugent. Traditional Irish Music on Flute and Tin-Whistle. Laurence Nugent (flute, whistle). For this tune: (C whistle).
201012#1
[MCrJD 1] Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly. The Living Stream. Matt Cranitch (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion). For this tune: Matt Cranitch (fiddle).

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Played beforeOn Albums
Cuckoo's Nest
WC 1

Bibliography

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.
On page 114 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): 1967