Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#3157 (Boys of Wexford)
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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.
|[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments).|
[WW 1] The Wheels of the World. Early Irish-American Music. Classic Recordings from the 1920s and 1930s. Vol. 1. Martin Beirne and His Irish Blackbirds.
[LR 1] Leo Rowsome. Classics of Irish Piping. Leo Rowsome (pipes).
[KR] Kevin Rowsome. The Rowsome Tradition. Kevin Rowsome (pipes). For this tune: Leo (pipes), Leon (pipes).
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.
|As tune #81 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #42 in volume 3 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols.|
|On page 55 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook.|
|As tune #79 in [DM 4] Dave Mallinson. 100 Vital Irish Session Tunes.|
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?