Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1822 (St. Ruth's Bush)
about these two bars
Basic musical information on this tune.
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given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
St. Ruth's Bush / Saint Ruth's Bush / Jude's Bush / Judes Bush / Joe Bane's (3rd in set Joe Ryan's Barn Dance Set on CTL 5) (also in G) (compare 1st part with 1st part of Mountain Lark #1695
) (composed by Paddy Kelly)
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).
[IDM 1] Irish Dance Music. Kincora Ceilidhe Band.
[JRyan] Joe Ryan. An Buachaill Dreoite. Joe Ryan (fiddle).
[WU] Martin Mulhaire, Séamus Connolly, Jack Coen. Warming Up. Martin Mulhaire (accordion), Séamus Connolly (fiddle), Jack Coen (flute).
[CTL 5] Cherish the Ladies. New Day Dawning. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle, vocals), Mary Coogan (guitar, mandolin, banjo), Mary Rafferty (accordion, whistle), Donna Long (piano, fiddle, vocals), Siobhan Egan (fiddle, bodhrán, whistle), Aoife Clancy (vocals, guitar). For this tune: Joanie Madden (flute).
[WFO 2] Wooden Flute Obsession 2. Sean Ryan of Chicago (flute).
[MRaf] Mike Rafferty. Speed 78. Mike Rafferty (flute, pipes). For this tune: (flute).
[OHrth] Mary Mac Namara, Andrew Mac Namara. Open Hearth. Mary Mac Namara (concertina), Andrew Mac Namara (accordion).
[RBysFam] Randal Bays and Family. A Rake of Tunes. Randal Bays (fiddle), Susan Waters (fiddle), Willie Bays (flute), Owen Bays (concertina). For this tune: Randal (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 musical matches to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.
Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
|On page 238 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. |
|As tune #40 in [SIMB] Tony Sullivan. Sully's Irish Music Book. |
|As reel #110 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music. |
|On page 21 of [MR] Barbara Wygol (tunes), Jenny Loui (text). The Piper's Chair. A Collection of Tunes and Folklore from Micho Russell. |
|As tune #29 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. |
|As tune #13 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. |
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): 1945