Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#514 (Dinny Delaney's)
about these two bars
Basic musical information on this tune.
|Rhythm ?||Bars||8-bar phrase structure||Mode ?|
|Single jig||32||AABB||D Mixolydian
given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Dinny Delaney's / Dinny Delaney / Dinney Delaney's / Denis Delaney's / The Old Hag in the Kiln / The Old Hag at the Kiln / The Hag in the Kiln / An Chailleach sa Tornóig
(2nd in set Old Hag You Have Killed Me on BB 2 and BB 5) (also as slide or double jig, both included here) (compare 1st part with 1st part of Kissing & Drinking #6673
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.
to hear the first 12 seconds.
|[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments).
[SK 1] Seán Keane. Gusty's Frolicks. Seán Keane (fiddle).
[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). For this tune: opens with Kevin Burke (fiddle).
[BB 5] The Bothy Band. The Best of the Bothy Band.
[TP 2] Tommy Peoples and Paul Brady. The High Part of the Road. Tommy Peoples (fiddle), Paul Brady (guitar).
[Ch 8] The Chieftains. 8. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Potts (whistle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle, bones), Michael Tubridy (flute, concertina, whistle), Derek Bell (harp, tiompán), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán).
[KB Cap] Kevin Burke. If the Cap Fits. Kevin Burke (fiddle).
[MMR 1] Mike and Mary Rafferty. The Dangerous Reel. Mike Rafferty (flute, whistle, pipes), Mary Rafferty (accordion, flute, whistle).
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.
Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
|As tune #88 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. |
|As tune #81 in volume 4 of [B&S] D[avid] Bulmer and N[eil] Sharpley. Music from Ireland. 4 vols. |
|As slide #10 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. |
|As sgjig #33 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan. |
|As tune #167 in [Raff] Lesl Harker. 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. |
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): 1972