Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1900 (Three Captains)
about these two bars
Basic musical information on this tune.
|Rhythm ?||Mode ?|
|Set dance||G Major
given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Three Captains, The / The Sea Captains / The Three Sea Captains / Three Sea Captains / William Clark's Favorite (compare jig #2905
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).
[SRyan C] Seán Ryan. A Collection of His Own Compositions and His Versions of Well Known Traditional Tunes. Seán Ryan (fiddle).
[EOD] Eugene O'Donnell. Slow Airs and Set Dances. Eugene O'Donnell (fiddle).
[THayes] Tommy Hayes. An Rás. Tommy Hayes (bodhrán, percussion). For this tune: Micheal Ó Súilleabháin (piano).
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 #1787 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. |
|As tune #961 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. |
|As tune #189 in volume 3 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. |
|As tune #115 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." |
|On page 220 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. |
|In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic]. |
|As setd #30 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. |
|As tune #82 in [DM 4] Dave Mallinson. 100 Vital Irish Session Tunes. |
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): 1903