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Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#3878 (Cis Liathain)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Cis Liathain about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording DLB (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars4-bar phrase structureMode ?
Slide32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Cis Liathain / Cis Ní Liatháin / Carman's Jig / Johnny Leary's / Paddy McFadden / Francis Tummon's Fancy (for Ballyvourney 'Jig' Set on DLB; for 4th figure of Borlin Valley Polka Set on MISD 6; 3rd in set Spry Slides on Sld 3) (also in E) (1st part same as 1st part of #3310)
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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).
~19721.10#1
[FTIM] Festival of Traditional Irish [Music]. Discs 7 and 8 of Celtic Souls. Irish Celtic Ballads & Traditional Music. Na Fili [presumably Matt Cranitch (fiddle), Tomas O Canainn (accordion), Tom Barry (whistle)].
~19962.3#1
[MISD 6] Donncha Lynch Trio. The Magic of Irish Set Dancing. Vol. 6. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogán Lynch (concertina), Donncha Lynch Jr. (guitar).
200214#4 (3:55)
[DLB] Donncha Lynch Band. Timmy 'the Brit' McCarthy's Set Dances of Cork and Kerry. Donncha Lynch (accordion), Aogan Lynch (concertina), Ronan Lynch (fiddle), Donncha Lynch, Jr. (guitar).
~20061#3
[Sld 3] Slide. Overneath. Éamonn de Barra (flute, whistle, bodhrán, piano, vocals), Daire Bracken (fiddle, guitar, strings, vocals), Aogán Lynch (concertina, whistle, vocals), Mick Broderick (bouzouki, cittern, mandolin, vocals).
~200912#3
[SBJM 2] Seamus Begley and Jim Murray. Éirí Go Lá. Seamus Begley (accordion, vocals), Jim Murray (guitar, electric bass, keyboards, backing vocals, accordion).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Siney's Jig
DLB
One that Was Lost
Sld 3
Denis O'Keeffe's Slide
SBJM 2
Played beforeOn Albums
Padraig O'Keefe's Favourite
MISD 6, DLB, Sld 3
Is Maith le Nora
FTIM

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 tune #45 in [D&M] Arthur Warren Darley and Patrick Joseph McCall. The Darley and McCall Collection of Traditional Irish Music. [available]
As tune #58 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1. [available]
As sgjig #18 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. [available]
As sgjig #25 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): 1914