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Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#5749 (Caoineadh an tSagairt)

Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Mode ?
AirG Minor
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Caoineadh an tSagairt / The Priest's Lament
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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).
~19981.7#1 (5:21)
[JCrehan] Junior Crehan. The Last House in Ballymakea. Junior Crehan (fiddle, vocals, concertina). For this tune: Junior Crehan (fiddle).
~20016#1
[KCrhn] Kevin Crehan. An Bhábóg sa Bhádóg. Music from West Clare. Kevin Crehan (fiddle).
201410#1
[SSands] Seamus Sands. Across Bridges. Traditional Irish Fiddle Playing. Seamus Sands (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Caisleán an Óir
JCrehan, KCrhn
Scully Casey's
SSands

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 the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1998