Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1942 (King of the Pipes)
about these two bars
Basic musical information on this tune.
|Rhythm ?||Bars||8-bar phrase structure||Mode ?|
|Double jig||48||AABBCC||D Major
given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
King of the Pipes / The King of the Pipes / Rí na bPíob / King of the Pipers / The Keys to the Convent / Keys to the Convent / Eochracha an Chlochair / The Donegal Jig / Tommy Peoples' / Knights of Saint Patrick
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).
[CtL] Peg McGrath, Mary Mulholland, Kathleen Smyth. Cherish the Ladies. Disc 9 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Peg McGrath (flute), Kathleen Smyth (fiddle), Mary Mulholland (piano).
[Tda 2] Téada. Give Us a Penny and Let Us Be Gone. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, vocals), John Blake (flute, guitar), Paul Finn (accordion, concertina), Seán McElwain (banjo, bouzouki), Tristan Rosenstock (bodhrán, vocals). For this tune: Paul Finn (accordion).
[RedW] The Red Wellies. The Red Wellies. Claudine "Beanie" Odell (fiddle), Duncan Wickel (fiddle, pipes), Vincent Fogarty (bouzouki).
[BCw 2] Brian Conway. Consider the Source. Brian Conway (fiddle).
[RossBr] Ben Lennon and Tony O'Connell. Rossinver Braes. Ben Lennon (fiddle), Tony O'Connell (concertina).
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.
|As tune #70 in volume 3 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols. |
|As tune #35 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. |
|As tune #67 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. |
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): 1974