Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#2087 (Wounded Hussar)
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):
Wounded Hussar, The / An Husár Leonta / Captain O'Kane / Captain O Kane / Captain O' Kain / The Banks of the Danube / The Small Birds Rejoice (1st in set Captain O Kane on NNC 1) (also in D or A or B; also as song or piece, included here) (composed by O'Carolan?)
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).
[POK] Pádraig O'Keeffe. The Sliabh Luachra Fiddle Master. Pádraig O'Keeffe (fiddle).
[DC1] The Drones and the Chanters. Irish Pipering. Séamus Ennis.
[TMacMn 1] Tony MacMahon. Tony MacMahon. Tony MacMahon (accordion).
[PO 1] Paddy O'Brien with Daíthi Sproule. Stranger at the Gate. Paddy O'Brien (accordion). For this tune: Erin Hart (vocals).
[BT] Baal Tinne. . . . About Time. Noel Rice (flute, whistle), Kevin Rice (bodhrán, percussion), Cathleen Rice (fiddle), Matt Sundstrom (guitar), Paul Cienniwa (piano, keyboards). For this tune: Noel Rice (flute).
[Chlr 1] Chulrua. Barefoot on the Altar. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Tim Britton (pipes, flute, whistle), Pat Egan (guitar, vocals). For this tune: Tim (pipes).
[LAC] Tom and Kerry Barrett. Lios A'Cheoil. Traditional Irish Music. Tom Barrett (fiddle), Kerry Barrett (fiddle).
[HB 3] Harry Bradley. The Night-Rambler's Companion. Harry Bradley (flute, whistle).
[NNC 1] Niamh Ní Charra. Ón Dá Thaobh. From Both Sides. Niamh Ní Charra (fiddle, concertina). For this tune: (fiddle).
[BCw 2] Brian Conway. Consider the Source. Brian Conway (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 very similar to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.
Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
|As tune #627 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. |
|On page 245 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. |
|As tune #133 in [Crln] The Complete Works of O'Carolan. |
|On page 20 of [Crln] The Complete Works of O'Carolan. |
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