Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#338 (Cliffs of Moher)
|Rhythm ?||Bars||8-bar phrase structure||Mode ?|
|Double jig||32||AABB||A Dorian|
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).|
[KB Cap] Kevin Burke. If the Cap Fits. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
[BlaMrl] P.J. agus Marcus Hernon. Béal a' Mhurlaigh. P.J. Hernon (accordion, melodeon), Marcus Hernon (flute). For this tune: P.J. (D melodeon).
[SK 2] Seán Keane. Jig It in Style. Seán Keane (fiddle).
[TKn] Tommy Keane. The Piper's Apron. Tommy Keane (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
[CFF 1] Kevin Burke / Johnny Cunningham / Christian Lemaître. Celtic Fiddle Festival. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Johnny Cunningham (fiddle), Christian Lemaître (fiddle). For this tune: Kevin Burke.
[MH 2] Martin Hayes. Under the Moon. Martin Hayes (fiddle).
[THny 1] Therese Honey. Mosaic. Therese Honey (harp).
[TrsCl] Turas Cheoil. A Musical Odyssey: A compilation of music from the traditional musicians of Toronto. Pat King (piano accordion).
[LMlltt 1] Larry Mallette and Friends. 'Til Time Is No More. Larry Mallette (flute, whistle). For this tune: 1st time Therese Honey (harp), then with Larry Mallette (flute).
[JWh 8] John Whelan. Celtic Roots. John Whelan (accordion).
[ACB 1] The Abbey Céilí Band. Bruach an tSuláin. Ger Murphy (accordion), Andrew O'Connell (fiddle), Liam Forde (banjo), Micheál Creedon (bass, keyboards).
[StGrmm 2] Stanley & Grimm. Another Round. . .. Nicole Engstrom aka Nikki Engstrom (fiddle), Sean Brennan (guitar, vocals).
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 #861 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #121 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems.|
|On page 35 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised.|
|On page 117 of [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book.|
|As tune #276 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border.|
|On page 52 of [L] Alan's private loose music.|
|As tune #100 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes.|
|On page 79 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.|
|As jig #18 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions.|
|As jig #21 in [Ng] Alan Ng. Alan Ng's Transcriptions.|
|On page 129 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.|
|As jig #19 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland.|
|As jig #61 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan.|
|As tune #187 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty.|
|As tune #188 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?