Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#3050 (Father Fielding's Favorite)
about these two bars
Basic musical information on this tune.
|Rhythm ?||Bars||8-bar phrase structure||Mode ?|
|Double jig||32||AABB||G Major
given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Father Fielding's Favorite / Father Fielding's Favourite / Ella Rosenberg / I'll Tell My Mammy / Katie's Donkey
Here is the sole recording of this tune considering only the indexed recordings.
to hear the first 12 seconds.
|[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments).
[MMR 3] Mike and Mary Rafferty. The Road from Ballinakill. Mike Rafferty (flute, whistle, lilting), Mary Rafferty (accordion, flute, whistle, concertina). For this tune: Mike (flute).
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 recording listed above.
Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
|As tune #1004 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. |
|As tune #219 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. |
|On page 52 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. |
|As tune #221 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. |
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