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Tune ID#4699 (Geaftaí Bhaile Buí)

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Type ?Mode ?
SongG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Geaftaí Bhaile Buí / Geaftai Bhaile Bui / Geaftaí Bhaile Bhuí / Gaftaí Baile Buí / The Gates of Baile Buí / Geataí Bhéal Átha Buí / The Gates of Bhéal Átha Buí / The Gates of the Yellow Town (5th in set The Chieftains' Knock on the Door on Ch 5 as an air) (also in D)
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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).
19601.14#1
[SltSdt] Seoltaí Séidte. Setting Sail. Aodh Ó Duibheannaigh.
~19755#5
[Ch 5] The Chieftains. 5. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle), Derek Bell (harp, oboe, timpán), Peadar Mercier (bodhrán, bones). For this tune: Derek Bell (harp).
~19832.4#1
[Boys 10] Boys of the Lough. Open Road. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle, vocals), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern), Tich Richardson (guitar, acoustic bass guitar). For this tune: Cathal (whistle), then Aly (fiddle).
~19831.4#1
[Boys 15] Boys of the Lough. The Session. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern), Tich Richardson (guitar, acoustic bass guitar).
1984A.2#1
[Boys 12] Boys of the Lough. Far from Home. Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle), Dave Richardson (concertina, mandolin, cittern), Tich Richardson (guitar).
198810#1
[Ch C] The Chieftains. A Chieftains Celebration. Derek Bell (harp, tiompán, harpsichord), Seán Keane (fiddle), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán, vocals), Matt Molloy (flute), Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle).
~19976#1
[MMrch 1] Marcas Ó Murchú. Ó Bhéal go Béal. Marcas Ó Murchú (flute, whistle, vocals). For this tune: (Eb flute).
~20135#1
[GWhln 5] Gavin Whelan. Catch the Air. Traditional Slow Airs. Gavin Whelan (whistle, pipes). For this tune: (C whistle).
20169#1
[NaMny] Na Mooneys. Na Mooneys. Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (fiddle), Anna Ní Mhaonaigh (whistle, vocals), Gearóid Ó Maonaigh (guitar), Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Sixpenny Money
Ch 5
Played beforeOn Albums
Eagle's Whistle
Boys 10, Boys 15, Boys 12
Kid on the Mountain
Ch 5

Bibliography

I have found zero transcriptions of this song anywhere on the indexed books. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. If you want to actually learn to sing this song, simply learn it from a fellow singer or from a recording listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1960