Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#2989 (Smash the Windows)
about these two bars
Basic musical information on this tune.
|Rhythm ?||Bars||8-bar phrase structure||Mode ?|
given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Smash the Windows / Bris an Fhuinneog
(the setting in the O'Neill books has a different 2nd part) (compare as single jig #1785
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.
to hear the first 12 seconds.
|[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments).
[IT 2] The Irish Tradition. The Corner House. Billy McComiskey (accordion), Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), Andy O'Brien (guitar, vocals).
[NMCMM] The Northern Meeting. Celtic Music in Milwaukee. Ed Paloucek (fiddle).
[SWlsh 3] Seamus Walshe. Clare Accordion. Seamus Walshe (accordion). For this tune: with Brendan Larrissey (fiddle).
[SN 3] Sliabh Notes. Along Blackwater's Banks. Matt Cranitch (fiddle), Dónal Murphy (accordion), Tommy O'Sullivan (guitar, vocals). For this tune: Dónal (accordion).
[MMhn] Martin Meehan. Three's Company. Martin Meehan (flute, bodhrán).
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 recordings listed above.
Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
|As tune #1382 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. |
|On page 129 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. |
|As tune #248 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. |
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