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Tune ID#435 (Cúnla)

Basic musical information on this tune.
Type ?BarsMode ?
Song32D Mixolydian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Cúnla / Cunla / Connla / An Brístín Mire / The Frieze Breeches / Frieze Britches / Gallagher's Frolics (2nd in set Michael Gorman's on BB 2, mislabeled as The Laurel Tree on some reissues; mislabeled as Road to Lisdoonvarna on BB 6) (also as slide or single jig) (compare as double jig I Buried My Wife and Danced on Top of Her #3436 and Frieze Breeches #677)
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Discography cd

Here are all recordings of this song – considering only the indexed recordings.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~195114#1
[AL] World Library of Folk and Primitive Music: Ireland. Mary Joyce / Máire Seoighe.
19731#1 (0:32)
[Plx 2] Planxty. The Well below the Valley. Unidentified on this reissue, but: Liam O'Flynn, Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, Christy Moore. For this tune: Christy Moore (vocals).
19766#2
[BB 2] The Bothy Band. Old Hag You Have Killed Me. Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Matt Molloy (flute, whistle), Kevin Burke (fiddle), Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (vocals, clavinet, harmonium), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar), Donal Lunny (vocals, bouzouki, guitar, bodhrán).
19765#2
[BB 6] The Bothy Band. Live in Concert. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Matt Molloy (flute), Paddy Keenan (pipes, whistle), Peter Browne (pipes), Dónal Lunny (bouzouki), Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (vocals, clavinet), Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (vocals, guitar).
~197621#1
~19797#1
[Plx 4] Planxty. Collection. Unidentified on this reissue. For this tune: Christy Moore (vocals).
~19995#1
[CODnl 1] Colm O'Donnell. Farewell to Evening Dances. Colm O'Donnell (flute, whistle, vocals).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Michael Gorman's
BB 2, BB 6
Played beforeOn Albums
Frieze Breeches
Plx 2, Plx 4, CODnl 1
Road to Lisdoonvarna
BB 2, BB 6

Bibliography

Here are transcriptions of this song – considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #61 in [CRE 1] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1. [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): 1951