Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#181 (King's Favourite)
|Rhythm ?||Bars||8-bar phrase structure||Mode ?|
|Double jig||32||AABB||Bb Major|
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).|
[Boys 8] Boys of the Lough. Regrouped. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle, vocals), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern), Tich Richardson (guitar). For this tune: Aly (fiddle).
[BBow 1] Jackie Daly, Séamus & Manus McGuire. Buttons and Bows. Jackie Daly (accordion, concertina), Séamus McGuire (fiddle, viola), Manus McGuire (fiddle).
[SK 2] Seán Keane. Jig It in Style. Seán Keane (fiddle).
[GOC 1] Gerry O'Connor. Time to Time. Gerry O'Connor (banjo, guitar, fiddle). For this tune: with Máirtín O'Connor (accordion).
[GL1] The Dance Music of Ireland. Jigs and Reels. Buttons & Bows: Jackie Daly (accordion), Séamus McGuire (fiddle), Manus McGuire (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.
|On page 25 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music.|
|As jig #124 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes.|
|As jig #109 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan.|
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?