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Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#231 (Bruach na Carraige Báine)

Basic musical information on this tune.
Type ?
Song
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Bruach na Carraige Báine / Bruachna Carraige Báine / Bruach na Carraige Baine / Bruach na Carriage Báine [sic] / The Brink of the White Rocks / The Brink of the White Rock / The Edge of the White Rock / Is Truagh gan Oidhre 'nar bFharradh / Is Truagh gan Oidhre 'nar bhFharradh / The West's Asleep / The Lament for the Milesians (also as air) (compare unusual versions #2550 and #3397 and compare Carolan's Cup #6889)
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Here are all recordings of this song – considering only the indexed recordings.

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Track
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[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~19967#1
[BgCn] Séamus Begley and Stephen Cooney. Meitheal. Séamus Begley (accordion, vocals), Stephen Cooney (guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion, ditjeridú).
~199610#1
[ECotter] Eamonn Cotter. Traditional Irish Music from County Clare. Eamonn Cotter (flute).
19987#1 (0:37)
[JMd 3] Joanie Madden. Song of the Irish Whistle 2. Joane Madden (whistle, flute). For this tune: (A whistle).
~200912#1
[LmKlly] Liam Kelly. Sweetwood. Liam Kelly (flute, whistle).
~201012#1
[NNC 2] Niamh Ní Charra. Súgach Sámh / Happy Out. Niamh Ní Charra (fiddle, concertina, vocals, viola). For this tune: (concertina).
~20149#1
[BorTr] The Boruma Trio. Gléas. Andrew MacNamara (accordion), Eileen O'Brien (fiddle), Geraldine Cotter (whistle, piano). For this tune: Eileen (fiddle).

Bibliography

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

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #83 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #7 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #8 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [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