Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#3692 (Madame Bonaparte)
|Rhythm ?||Mode ?|
|Set dance||G Major|
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).|
[LR 2] Leo Rowsome. The King of the Pipers. Leo Rowsome (pipes).
[FFurey] Finbar Furey. Traditional Irish Pipe Music. Finbar Furey (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
[JD 5] John Doherty. The Floating Bow. John Doherty (fiddle).
[Ch 6] The Chieftains. 6. Bonaparte's Retreat. Paddy Moloney [misspelled as:] Maloney (pipes, whistle, bodhrán), Seán Potts (whistle, bodhrán), Martin Fay (fiddle), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Derek Bell (harp, oboe, tiompán), Seán Keane (fiddle).
[JMd 3] Joanie Madden. Song of the Irish Whistle 2. Joane Madden (whistle, flute). For this tune: (D whistle), with Eileen (fiddle).
[GMrphy] Gráinne Murphy. Short Stories. Gráinne Murphy (fiddle).
[FlgMem] Andrew Mac Namara, Orla Harrington, Jim Higgins. Flagstone Memories. Orla Harrington (fiddle), Andrew Mac Namara (accordion), Jim Higgins (piano, percussion). For this tune: Orla Harrington (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.
|As tune #1788 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #962 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems.|
|As tune #22 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border.|
|On page 221 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised.|
|As setd #5 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.|
|As tune #93 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book.|
|In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].|
|As setd #20 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #86 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?