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Tune ID#2240 (An Buinneán Buí)

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Type ?
Song
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
An Buinneán Buí / An Buinneán Buidhe / Bunnán Buí / The Yellow Bittern (also as air, included here; setting on SltSdt has totally different melody) (composed by Cathal Buí Mac Giolla Ghunna aka Cathal Buidhe Mac Giolla Gunna)
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Discography cd

Here are all recordings of this song – considering only the indexed recordings.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
19571.12#1
[SltSdt] Seoltaí Séidte. Setting Sail. Seán 'ac Dhonncha (vocals).
~197114#1
[SB] Skara Brae. Skara Brae. Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar, piano), with Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (vocals), Dónal Lunny (bouzouki, bass bouzouki), Declan Sinnott (electric bass, electric guitar), Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (vocals, clavinet), Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill (vocals), Dáithí Sproule (vocals, guitar).
200013#1
[Ch W] The Chieftains. Water from the Well. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle, accordion), Derek Bell (harp, harpsichord, piano, tiompán), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán, vocals), Matt Molloy (flute). For this tune: 1st time Derek (harp).

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

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County Tyrone
Ch W

Bibliography

Here are transcriptions of this song – considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
On page 21 of [L] Alan's private loose music.
As misc #3 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [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): 1957