Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#4339 (Swans among the Rushes)
|Rhythm ?||Bars||8-bar phrase structure||Mode ?|
|Double jig||32||AABB||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).|
[MER] The Music of Ed Reavy. Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), Billy McComiskey (accordion).
[IT 3] The Irish Tradition. The Times We've Had. Billy McComiskey (accordion), Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), Andy O'Brien (guitar, vocals).
[SEgn 1] Seamus Egan. Traditional Music of Ireland. Seamus Egan (flute, banjo, mandolin, whistle, pipes, tres). For this tune: Seamus (mandolin), Siobhan (fiddle).
[SWlsh 3] Seamus Walshe. Clare Accordion. Seamus Walshe (accordion).
[MMR 2] Mike and Mary Rafferty. The Old Fireside Music. Mike Rafferty (flute, pipes), Mary Rafferty (accordion, whistle). For this tune: Mary (accordion), Mike (flute).
[BCw 2] Brian Conway. Consider the Source. Brian Conway (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 #82 in [ER] Joseph M. Reavy (compiler). The Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy.|
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?