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Tune ID#231 (Bruach na Carraige Báine)

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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] / Brauch Na gCarraige Ban [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 (as Slow Air on Girsa 1) (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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Recorded
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
[ECottr 1] 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).
~200915#1
[Girsa 1] Girsa. Girsa. Traditional Irish Music. Maeve Flanagan (fiddle, whistle, percussion), Deidre Brennan (vocals, fiddle, mandolin, percussion), Kristen McShane (fiddle, percussion), Margaret Dudasik (vocals, fiddle, whistle, dance), Bernadette Flanagan (piano, bodhrán, dance), Blaithin Loughran (accordion, percussion), Pamela Geraghty (vocals, accordion, guitar, percussion), Emily McShane (vocals, piano, bodhrán, percussion). For this tune: Maeve (whistle).
~201012#1
[NNC 2] Niamh Ní Charra. Súgach Sámh / Happy Out. Niamh Ní Charra (fiddle, concertina, vocals, viola). For this tune: (concertina).
20117#1
[MDORlgh] MacDara Ó Raghallaigh. Ego Trip. MacDara Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle).
~20149#1
[BorTr] The Boruma Trio. Gléas. Andrew MacNamara (accordion), Eileen O'Brien (fiddle), Geraldine Cotter (whistle, piano). For this tune: Eileen (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Longford Tinker
Girsa 1

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 only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1903