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Tune ID#2327 (An Spailpín Fánach)

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Type ?
Song
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
An Spailpín Fánach / Spailpín Fánach / The Spalpeen Fanach / The Rambling Laborer / The Itinerant Labourer / As Slow Our Ship / Brighton Camp / The Girl I Left Behind Me / I Love My Love in the Morning (also as set dance, barn dance, or air, included here) (compare polka Girl I Left Behind #2885)
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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).
~19876#1
[Boys 13] Boys of the Lough. Farewell and Remember Me. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle, vocals), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern), Christy O'Leary (pipes, whistle, vocals), John Coakley (guitar, piano, bodhrán, mandolin, fiddle). For this tune: Christy.
~19964#1
[Drv 3] Dervish. At the End of the Day. Cathy Jordan (vocals, bodhrán, bones), Shane Mc Aleer (fiddle), Liam Kelly (flute, whistle, vocals), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Michael Holmes (bouzouki), Brian McDonagh (mandola, bassola, mandolin, guitar).
19971.3#1 (0:22)
[Drv 4] Dervish. Live in Palma. Cathy Jordan (vocals), Liam Kelly (flute), Shane McAleer (fiddle), Shane Mitchell (accordion), Brian McDonagh (mandola, guitar), Micheal Holmes (bouzouki).
~200013#1
[MMcNmr 2] Mary MacNamara. The Blackberry Blossom. Mary MacNamara (concertina). For this tune: (C/G concertina?).
~201011#1
[SBTE] Seamus Begley and Tim Edey. Disgrace Notes. Seamus Begley (accordion, vocals), Tim Edey (guitar, bass, vocals, piano, keyboard). For this tune: Eoin (A/Bb accordion, concertina).
20132#1
[Tda 5] Téada. Ainneoin na Stoirme. In Spite of the Storm. Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle, piano, keyboard), Séamus Begley (vocals, melodeon), Paul Finn (accordion, concertina), Damien Stenson (flute), Seán Mc Elwain (guitar, bouzouki, bass guitar), Tristan Rosenstock (bodhrán).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
One-Horned Buck
Boys 13
Red-Haired Boy
MMcNmr 2

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 #299 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #972 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [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