Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1825 (Stack of Wheat)
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):
Stack of Wheat, The / Stack of Wheat / Stack o' Wheat / An Cruach Cruithneachta / The Little Stack of Wheat / An Staicín Cruithneachta / [Stack of Barley] (3rd in set The Harvest Suite on KMKerry; 3rd in set Stack of Barley Set on CLnn 2, where 2nd part is furthermore used as an intro; 4th in set The Four Stacks (Rye / Oats / Wheat / Barley) on KCrhn) (also in A)
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. Pat Roche's Harp & Shamrock Orchestra.
[TJC] Frankie Gavin and Paul Brock. Ómós do Joe Cooley. A Tribute to Joe Cooley. Frankie Gavin (fiddle), Paul Brock (accordion).
[SDI 1] Set Dances of Ireland. Volume 1. Michael Tubridy (flute), Tommy McCarthy (concertina), Junior Crehan (fiddle), Eamon McGivney (fiddle).
[KMKerry] Musique et Musiciens d'Irlande (Killorglin and Miltown, Co Kerry). Music and Musicians of Ireland. Musik und Musiker aus Irland. Tomás O'Sullivan (pipes), Tim Kearns (fiddle).
[CDrny 3] Chris Droney. The Fertile Rock. Chris Droney (accordion).
[MMR 2] Mike and Mary Rafferty. The Old Fireside Music. Mike Rafferty (flute, pipes), Mary Rafferty (accordion, whistle). For this tune: 1st time Paddy Rafferty (lilting), then with Mike (flute).
[KCrhn] Kevin Crehan. An Bhábóg sa Bhádóg. Music from West Clare. Kevin Crehan (fiddle).
[CLnn 2] Charlie Lennon. Turning the Tune. Charlie Lennon (fiddle, viola, piano, harpsichord, bass, keyboards).
[GCB 2] The Glenside. Take the Floor with The Glenside. Tom Flood (accordion), Johnny Duffy (banjo), Moyra Fraser (keyboard, vocals), Aidan Flood (drums).
[Hmdgr] Paul Brock and Enda Scahill. Humdinger. Paul Brock (accordion), Enda Scahill (banjo, mandolin). For this tune: Paul Brock (D melodeon).
[RoClare] Riches of Clare. Chris Droney (concertina), Michael Kelleher, Francis Droney, Aine McGrath.
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.
Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
|As tune #99 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." |
|As tune #86 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. |
|As tune #77 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. |
|In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic]. |
|On page 214 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition. |
|As hp #52 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. |
|As tune #259 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): 1934