Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#2055 (Wheels of the World)
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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).|
[MG] Milestone at the Garden. Irish Fiddle Masters from the 78 RPM Era. Francis Cashin (fiddle), Tom Cawley (fiddle).
[WW 1] The Wheels of the World. Early Irish-American Music. Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 1930s. Vol. 1. James Morrison (fiddle).
[SRyan C] Seán Ryan. A Collection of His Own Compositions and His Versions of Well Known Traditional Tunes. Seán Ryan (fiddle).
[JV] John Vesey. Sligo Fiddler. John Vesey (fiddle).
[SK 1] Seán Keane. Gusty's Frolicks. Seán Keane (fiddle).
[TP 2] Tommy Peoples and Paul Brady. The High Part of the Road. Tommy Peoples (fiddle), Paul Brady (guitar).
[KB Cap] Kevin Burke. If the Cap Fits. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
[PJHrn 1] P.J. Hernon. P.J. Hernon. P.J. Hernon (accordion, melodeon). For this tune: (accordion).
[JBC] Johnny B. Connolly. Bridgetown. Johnny B. Connolly (accordion). For this tune: (C melodeon).
[FG 6] Frankie Gavin. Fierce Traditional. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute). For this tune: (fiddles).
[RBys 3] Randal Bays. Dig with It. Randal Bays (fiddle, guitar, harp).
[TDeM] Tony DeMarco. The Sligo Indians. Tony DeMarco (fiddle). For this tune: with Jerry O'Sullivan (pipes).
[LzKnls 2] Liz Knowles. Making Time. Liz Knowles (fiddle, strings).
[SailCrvt] Paddy O'Brien, Tom Schaefer, Paul Wehling, Erin Hart. The Sailor's Cravat. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Tom Schaefer (fiddle), Paul Wehling (bouzouki), Erin Hart (vocals).
[FlgMem] Andrew Mac Namara, Orla Harrington, Jim Higgins. Flagstone Memories. Orla Harrington (fiddle), Andrew Mac Namara (accordion), Jim Higgins (piano, percussion).
[A PG] Altan. Gleann Nimhe - The Poison Glen. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Ciaran Curran (bouzouki, mandolin), Ciaran Tourish (fiddle, vocals), Dáithi Sproule (guitar, vocals), Mark Kelly (guitar, bouzouki, vocals), Dermot Byrne (accordion).
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.
|As tune #168 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.|
|As tune #43 in [SIMB] Tony Sullivan. Sully's Irish Music Book.|
|As tune #14 in [P50] Brian and Eithne Vallely. Play 50 Reels.|
|On page 290 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook.|
|On page 117 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.|
|As reel #349 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #266 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?