Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#3997 (Sprig of Shillelagh)
about these two bars
Basic musical information on this tune.
|Rhythm ?||Bars||Mode ?|
|Set dance||32||G Major
given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Sprig of Shillelagh, The / Sprig of Shillelah / A Sprig of Shillelah / Black Joke / Darling Nedeen / Irish Dragoon / Irish Oak / O! Love Is the Soul of a Neat Irish Man / Paddy McShane / Shandrum Boggoon / Sublime Was the Warning / Thistle Sae Green / When the Bright Spark of Freedom
Here is the sole recording of this tune considering only the indexed recordings.
to hear the first 12 seconds.
|[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments).
[SCnly 1] Séamus Connolly. Notes from My Mind. Séamus Connolly (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 recording listed above.
Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
|As tune #994 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. |
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): 1907