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Tune ID#3172 (Mná na h Éireann)

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Rhythm ?Mode ?
AirD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Mná na h Éireann / Mná na hÉireann / Mna na hEireann / Mna na h'Eireann / Women of Ireland (as song on Cltri 3) (composed by Seán Ó Riada (music), Peadar Ó Doirnín (text))
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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.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~197311#1
[Ch 4] The Chieftains. 4. Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle), Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Martin Fay (fiddle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Peadar Mercier (bodhrán, bones).
19956#1
[JMd 2] Joanie Madden. Song of the Irish Whistle. Joanie Madden (whistle, flute, percussion). For this tune: (whistle).
~19973#1
[NaCnn 1] Na Connerys. Celtic Sessions. Paddy Glackin (fiddle), Kevin Glackin (fiddle), Sean Og Potts (pipes, whistle), John Regan (accordion), John Wynne (flute), Tom McDonagh (bouzouki), Mark Kelly (guitar). For this tune: Sean Og Potts (whistle).
19988#1
[CBnds] The County Bounds. Matt Cranitch (fiddle).
~19982#1
[Cltri 3] Ceoltóirí. Women of Ireland. Karen Ashbrook (hammered dulcimer, flute, whistle), Connie McKenna (vocals, guitar), Sue Richards (harp).

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.
In [L] Alan's private loose music.

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): 1973