Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#3714 (Downfall of Paris)
|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).|
[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).
[EOD] Eugene O'Donnell. Slow Airs and Set Dances. Eugene O'Donnell (fiddle).
[KMKerry] Musique et Musiciens d'Irlande (Killorglin and Miltown, Co Kerry). Music and Musicians of Ireland. Musik und Musiker aus Irland. Tomás O'Sullivan (pipes).
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 #1562 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #957 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems.|
|On page 165 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised.|
|As tune #32 in [LPF] Eithne and Brian Vallely. Learn to Play the Fiddle with Armagh Pipers Club.|
|In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].|
|As setd #6 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #85 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?