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Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#5369 (An Sean Chúilfhionn)

Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Mode ?
AirD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
An Sean Chúilfhionn / The Chuilfhionn (3rd in set The Chieftains' Knock on the Door on Ch 5; 2nd in set Coolin Medley on Ch C)
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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).
~19755#3
[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: Martin Fay (fiddle).
~19781.6#1
[Boys 7] Boys of the Lough. Wish You Were Here. Highlands and Islands Tour. Dave Richardson (mandolin, banjo), Aly Bain (fiddle), Cathal McConnell (flute, whistle), Robin Morton (bodhrán, concertina).
19883#2
[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).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Paddy Finlay's
Ch 5
Coolin
Ch C
Played beforeOn Albums
Sixpenny Money
Ch 5

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1975