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Tune ID#3444 (Easter Snow)

Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Mode ?
AirG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Easter Snow / Sneachta na Cásca / Sneachta Cásga / Esther Snow / Esther Snowe / Díseart Nuan / Disert Nuadhain / Ath Dhisirt Nuadhain (also in D or A or C)
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Discography cd

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).
197413#1
[JD 3] John Doherty. The Celebrated Recordings. John Doherty (fiddle, vocals).
197826#1
[SE 6] Séamus Ennis. The Return from Fingal. Séamus Ennis (pipes, vocals). For this tune: (pipes).
~198912#1
[BlaMrl] P.J. agus Marcus Hernon. Béal a' Mhurlaigh. P.J. Hernon (accordion, melodeon), Marcus Hernon (flute). For this tune: Marcus (flute).
~19919#1
[BIABH 3] Bringing It All Back Home. Volume 3. Liam O'Flynn (pipes).
~19921.14#1
[WFO 3] Wooden Flute Obsession 3. Peg McGrath (flute).
~19965#1
[ECotter] Eamonn Cotter. Traditional Irish Music from County Clare. Eamonn Cotter (flute).
~19964#1
[ST ES] Seamus Tansey. Easter Snow. Seamus Tansey (flute). For this tune: with Alison Kinaird (harp).
19976#1
[Beg 1] Beginish. Beginish. Paul McGrattan (flute), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle), Brendan Begley (accordion, vocals), Noel O'Grady (bouzouki).
~20002.6#1
[WFO 1] Wooden Flute Obsession. Paul McGrattan (flute).
~20075#1
[PttW] Matt Molloy and John Carty with Arty McGlynn. Pathway to the Well. Matt Molloy (flute), John Carty (fiddle), Arty McGlynn (guitar). For this tune: Matt Molloy (flute).
~20117#1
[MOhEn] Micheál Ó hEidhin [with] Steve Cooney and Charlie Lennon. Ceol Sidhe. Shee Music. Micheál Ó hEidhin (concertina), Steve Cooney (guitar), Charlie Lennon (fiddle).
~20138#1
[GWhln 5] Gavin Whelan. Catch the Air. Traditional Slow Airs. Gavin Whelan (whistle, pipes). For this tune: (pipes).

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.
As misc #11 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [available]

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): 1974