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Tune ID#2191 (Ar Éirinn ní Neosfainn Cé Hí)

Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Mode ?
AirG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Ar Éirinn ní Neosfainn Cé Hí / Ar Éirínn Ní Neosfainn Cé hÍ / Ar Éireann ní neosfainn cé hí / Ar Éireann ní Easfoinn Cé Hí / Ar Éirinn ní 'neosfainn cé hí / Ar Eirinn ní Neosfainn Cé Hí / Ar Éireann ní Neosfainn Cé Uí / Ar Éirinn ní Nosfainn Cé hí / Ar Eirinn ni Neosfainn Ce Hi / Ar Eirinn Ni'Neosfainn Ce Hi/ Erin ni Neosainn Ce Hi / For Ireland I'd Not Tell Her Name / For Ireland I Won't Tell Her Name / For Ireland I Would Not Tell Her Name / Nancy the Pride of the West / The River Lee / I Am a Disconsolate Rake / Storeen Machree (also as song, included here; also in A or D)
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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.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
197410#1
[Boys 3] Boys of the Lough. Live at Passim. Dave Richardson (mandolin, banjo), Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McDonnell [sic for: Cathal McConnell] (flute, whistle), Robin Morton (bodhrán, concertina).
~19765#1
[SotC] Armagh Pipers Club. Armagh Pipers' Club [Song of the Chanter]. Disc 10 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Paul Davis (concertina, flutes, harmonica), Eithne Vallelly (fiddle), Pat Daly (harp), Brian Vallelly (pipes, whistle, flute), Niall Vallelly (bodhran). For this tune: Paul Davis (flute).
~19812.7#1
[Boys 9] Boys of the Lough. In the Tradition. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle, vocals), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern, banjo), Tich Richardson (guitar, acoustic bass guitar).
~19812.4#1
[Boys 15] Boys of the Lough. The Session. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern), Tich Richardson (guitar, acoustic bass guitar).
1984B.5#1
[Boys 12] Boys of the Lough. Far from Home. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern), Tich Richardson (guitar).
~199310#1
[MR 6] Micho Russell. The Limestone Rock. Micho Russell (whistle). For this tune: (Bb whistle, vocals).
~19957#1
[DD HR] De Dannan. Hibernian Rhapsody. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute), Alec Finn (bouzouki, guitar), Colm Murphy (bodhrán), Derek Hickey (accordion), Tommy Flemming (vocals).
~19962#1
[Drv 3] Dervish. At the End of the Day. Cathy Jordan (vocals, bodhrán, bones), Shane Mc Aleer (fiddle), Liam Kelly (flute, whistle, vocals), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Michael Holmes (bouzouki), Brian McDonagh (mandola, bassola, mandolin, guitar).
19971.12#1
[Drv 4] Dervish. Live in Palma. Cathy Jordan (vocals), Liam Kelly (flute), Shane McAleer (fiddle), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Brian McDonagh (mandola, guitar), Micheal Holmes (bouzouki).
~200210#1
[JFtg] Joe Fitzgerald. Hills of Clare. Joe Fitzgerald (accordion).
20125#1
[NNC 3] Niamh Ní Charra. Cuz. A Tribute to Terry "Cuz" Teahan. Niamh Ní Charra (fiddle, concertina, vocals, viola). For this tune: (vocals, concertina).

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Whinny Hills of Leitrim
Boys 3

Bibliography

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 #87 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #7 in volume 1 of [LPTW] Eithne Vallely. Learn to Play the Tin Whistle. [available]
On page 8 of [TOC] Tomás Ó Canainn. Traditional Music in Ireland. [available]
On page 24 of [T] Fintan Vallely. Timber. The Flute Tutor. 2nd Edition. [available]
On page 137 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. [available]

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