Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#567 (Eavesdropper)
about these two bars
Basic musical information on this tune.
|Rhythm ?||Bars||8-bar phrase structure||Mode ?|
|Double jig||32||AABB||G Major
given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Eavesdropper, The / The Eaves Dropper (also in A) (compare 1st part with 1st part of Johnny Boyle's #987
; compare distantly Dead Piper #6660
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).
[Ev] Kevin Burke and Jackie Daly. Eavesdropper. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion, concertina). For this tune: Kevin Burke (fiddle), Jackie Daly (concertina), Conal Ó Grada (flute).
[RtH] Round the House. Music for the Sets - Vol. 1. Séamus Meehan (piano accordion), Paul O'Shaughessy (fiddle).
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 #715 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. |
|As tune #17 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. |
|On page 19 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. |
|On page 29 of [TP] Tommy Peoples. Fifty Irish Fiddle Tunes. |
|As tune #5 in [Cr] Matt Cranitch. The Irish Fiddle Book. |
|As tune #34 in [DM 2] Dave Mallinson. 100 Enduring Irish Session Tunes. |
|As jig #31 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. |
|As tune #37 in [FT] Randy Miller. The Fiddler's Throne. |
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