Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#3237 (Ride a Mile)
about these two bars
Basic musical information on this tune.
|Rhythm ?||Bars||8-bar phrase structure||Mode ?|
|Slip jig||24||ABC||G Major
given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Ride a Mile / Tiomáin Míle / Riding a Mile / Rise a Mile / Ride a Mill / Ride a Mule / Riding a Mule / Fairest Put on Awhile / Hey My Kitten / I Don't Care / Is Cuma liom / Cumilum / Mad Moll / Yellow Stockings / The Hawthorn / The First Slip / Hardiman the Fiddler (1st in set Sport of Chase on TOCAM) (also in A, also without 3rd part; some book settings included here could be considered different tunes)
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).
[KB SD] Kevin Burke. Sweeney's Dream. Fiddle Tunes from County Sligo, Ireland. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
[AMPR] Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds. Andy McGann and Paddy Reynolds. Andy McGann (fiddle), Paddy Reynolds (fiddle).
[EOD] Eugene O'Donnell. Slow Airs and Set Dances. Eugene O'Donnell (fiddle).
[COG 1] Conal O Gráda. The Top of Coom. Conal Ó Gráda (flute). For this tune: (F fife).
[PMcG 1] Paul McGrattan. The Frost Is All Over. Paul McGrattan (flute, whistle). For this tune: (Eb flute).
[PS 6] Patrick Street. Made in Cork. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Andy Irvine (mandolin, bouzouki, harmonica, vocals), Ged Foley (guitar, backing vocals). For this tune: Kevin Burke (fiddle).
[MMrch 1] Marcas Ó Murchú. Ó Bhéal go Béal. Marcas Ó Murchú (flute, whistle, vocals). For this tune: (Eb flute).
[COC] Connie O'Connell. Ceol Cill na Martra (Music from Cill Na Martra). Connie O'Connell (fiddle). For this tune: with Áine (fiddle).
[TOCAM] Tony O'Connell and Andy Morrow. Tony O'Connell and Andy Morrow with Arty McGlynn. Tony O'Connell (concertina), Andy Morrow (fiddle).
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 #1157 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. |
|As tune #1158 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. |
|As tune #435 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. |
|As tune #453 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. |
|As tune #30 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. |
|On page 85 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. |
|In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic]. |
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