Tune Search
Sign in or join  to see your:     Home   Playlists   Practice Machine   Stats   Friends   Albums   Preferences   Sign out
Do you like ? Please consider supporting it in various ways.    
Google Plus  

Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#254 (Butterfly)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Butterfly about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BB 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slip jig24ABCE Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Butterfly, The / Butterfly (1st in set The Red Admiral Butterfly on Ch JG) (also in C or G) (which is the traditional tune Skin the Peelers #3725 but with an additional 1st part attributed to Tommy Potts; nevertheless compare this 1st part with 1st part of The Butterfly #4736)
To get to your personal tune notes, Log in or Create an account
Note shared with my friends:

Note to myself only:
200 members play this tune.
0 of them are your friends.

Suggest this Tune

To:
Comment to friend:
map of tune distribution
Where members are who play this tune.

Discography cd

Here are all recordings of this tune considering only the indexed recordings. I have discovered by careful listening that these sources are in fact musically the same tune, regardless of the tune titles they use, key changes, retuning, etc.

Click play below to hear the first 12 seconds.
Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
19716#1
[TPtts] Tommy Potts. The Liffey Banks. Tommy Potts (fiddle).
197513#1
[BB 1] The Bothy Band. 1975. The First Album. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Matt Molloy (flute, whistle), Tommy Peoples (fiddle), Donal Lunny (bouzouki, vocals), Tríona Ni Dhomhnaill (harpsichord, bodhrán, vocals), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (guitar, vocals). For this tune: starts Tríona (harpsichord).
19782#1
[BB 4] The Bothy Band. After Hours. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Matt Molloy (flute), Dónal Lunny (vocals, bouzouki, guitar, bodhrán), Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (vocals, keyboards, bodhrán), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar, keyboards). For this tune: 1st time Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (clavinet).
19867#1
[Ch JG] James Galway and the Chieftains. In Ireland. James Galway (flute, whistle), Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle, bones), Matt Molloy (flute, whistle), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán), Derek Bell (harp, tiompán, harpsichord).
~19913#2
[BT] Baal Tinne. . . . About Time. Noel Rice (flute, whistle), Kevin Rice (bodhrán, percussion), Cathleen Rice (fiddle), Matt Sundstrom (guitar), Paul Cienniwa (piano, keyboards). For this tune: Noel (flute).
19981#1
[KB IC] Kevin Burke. In Concert. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
20014#1
[IBrgd 10] The Irish Brigade (and Friends). Live at the Half Time Rec. Mike Wallace (guitar, bodhrán, bass, vocals), Sean Conway (flute, whistle, guitar, vocals), John Wright (bass), Karie Oberg (vocals), Mike Ryan (dumbek). For this tune: Sean Conway (flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Morrison's Jig
BT
Played beforeOn Albums
Kesh Jig
IBrgd 10

Bibliography

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 musical matches to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #79 in volume 3 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols.
As tune #91 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 218 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As slipjig #3 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [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): 1971