Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#223 (Brian Boru's March)
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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).|
[OTPR] Oldtime Records. Vol. 3. Piping Rarities. The Fingal Trio: James Ennis (pipes), Frank O'Higgins (fiddle), John "Jake" Cawley (flute).
[Ch 2] The Chieftains. 2. Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle), Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle), Peadar Mercier (bodhrán, bones), Seán Keane (fiddle).
[HMSP] Joe Burke, Michael Cooney, Terry Corcoran. Happy to Meet and Sorry to Part. Joe Burke (accordion), Michael Cooney (pipes, whistle), Terry Corcoran (guitar, vocals). For this tune: Joe Burke (accordion).
[MLnn] Maurice Lennon. Brian Boru. The High King of Tara. Maurice Lennon (fiddle, vocals).
[CMcAn] Chad McAnally. Of Bards and Beggars. Chad McAnally (harp).
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 #1801 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #334 in volume 2 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols.|
|On page 175 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler.|
|On page 18 of [TP] Tommy Peoples. Fifty Irish Fiddle Tunes.|
|As tune #96 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes.|
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