Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#2303 (Minstrel Boy)
about these two bars
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):
Minstrel Boy, The / The Morin / The Lover's Lute / Then, Soldier, Come Fill High the Wine (also as song-air)
Here is the sole recording of this tune considering only the indexed recordings.
to hear the first 12 seconds.
|[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments).
[JDJO] Joe Derrane and Jerry O'Brien. Irish Accordion Masters. Joe Derrane (accordion), Jerry O'Brien (accordion). For this tune: O'Brien, Derrane.
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 recording listed above.
Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
|As tune #203 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. |
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