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Tune ID#469 (Lament for Staker Wallace)

Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Mode ?
AirG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Lament for Staker Wallace, The / Lament for Staker Wallace / Lament for the Death of Staker Wallace / The Death of Staker Wallace / Staker Wallace / Bean Dubh an Ghleanna / An Bean Dubh an Gleanna / The Dark Woman of the Glen
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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).
~19042.11#1
~19595#1
[LR 2] Leo Rowsome. The King of the Pipers. Leo Rowsome (pipes).
~19763#1
[MM 1] Matt Molloy. Matt Molloy. Matt Molloy (flute).
19907#1
19959#1
[EI 2] Eileen Ivers. Wild Blue. Eileen Ivers (fiddle), John Doyle (guitar), Tom 'T-Bone' Wolk (organ, accordion, guitar, bass), Ben Wittman (drums), Kimati Dinizulu (percussion).
~199611#1
[ST ES] Seamus Tansey. Easter Snow. Seamus Tansey (flute).
~199810#1
[KR] Kevin Rowsome. The Rowsome Tradition. Kevin Rowsome (pipes). For this tune: (C# pipes).
~20084#1
[COG 2] Conal Ó Gráda. Cnoc Buí. Conal Ó Gráda (flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Green-Gowned Lass
MM 1
Farewell to Erin
MLIIA

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 #6 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #58 in volume 1 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
On page 37 of [TOC] Tomás Ó Canainn. Traditional Music in Ireland. [available]
As tune #98 in [SIMB] Tony Sullivan. Sully's Irish Music Book. [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): 1903