Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#376 (Congress Reel)
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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).|
[OTPR] Oldtime Records. Vol. 3. Piping Rarities. Felix Doran (pipes).
[ECst] Traditional Irish Music in America. The East Coast. Sean McGlynn (accordion), Mike Flynn (flute), Jack Coen (flute).
[ECst] Traditional Irish Music in America. The East Coast. Paddy Cronin (flute).
[FG 1] Frankie Gavin and Alec Finn. Frankie Gavin and Alec Finn. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, whistle), Alec Finn (bouzouki). For this tune: (whistle).
[Dbl] Paddy Glackin and Paddy Keenan. Doublin'. Paddy Glackin (fiddle, viola), Paddy Keenan (pipes).
[IT 2] The Irish Tradition. The Corner House. Billy McComiskey (accordion), Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), Andy O'Brien (guitar, vocals). For this tune: 1st time Billy McComiskey (concertina).
[BPower] Brendan Power. New Irish Harmonica. Brendan Power (harmonica).
[JK 2] James Kelly and Zan McLeod. The Ring Sessions. James Kelly (fiddle), Zan McLeod (guitar, bouzouki).
[OAces] O'Aces. Ón Oíche go Maidin. Martin Dowling (fiddle), Davy Maguire (flute), Jason O'Rourke (concertina), Kevin Dorris (bouzouki), Paul McSherry (guitar).
[GL1] The Dance Music of Ireland. Jigs and Reels. The Irish Tradition.
[BG 5] Bobby Gardiner. The Clare Shout. Bobby Gardiner (melodeon, lilting). For this tune: (lilting).
[KH] Kieran Hanrahan. Kieran Hanrahan Plays the Irish Tenor Banjo. Kieran Hanrahan (banjo).
[GCJR] Gerard Commane and Joe Ryan with Eoin O'Neill. Two Gentlemen of Clare Music. Gerard Commane (concertina), Joe Ryan (fiddle).
[CDrny 4] Chris Droney. Down from Bell Harbour. Chris Droney (concertina).
[JigUp] The Jig Is Up!. First Steps. Judd Heartsill (accordion, flute), Larry Mallette (flute, whistle), Diehl Moran (fiddle, banjo), Matthew Lewis (guitar, flute, whistle), Robert Shaddox (bodhrán, vocals). For this tune: 1st time Judd Heartsill (accordion).
[MMcHugh] Martin McHugh. The Master's Choice. Martin McHugh (accordion). For this tune: with Laura (flute).
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 #122 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1.|
|On page 73 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook.|
|As tune #54 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book.|
|On page 52 of [L] Alan's private loose music.|
|As tune #36 in [DM 1] Dave Mallinson. 100 Essential Irish Session Tunes.|
|On page 6 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.|
|On page 16 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.|
|As reel #42 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #9 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty.|
|In [LM] L[arry]. E. McCullough. ?|
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?