Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#598 (Fairies' Hornpipe)
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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.
|[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments).|
[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).
[MMlny 1] Mick Moloney with Eugene O'Donnell, Joe McKenna, Shelley Posen, Patrick Sky. Mick Moloney with Eugene O'Donnell, Joe McKenna, Shelley Posen, Patrick Sky. Mick Moloney (vocals, guitar, banjo, mandolin, bouzouki), Eugene O'Donnell (fiddle), Joe McKenna (pipes, whistle), Patrick Sky (whistle), Shelley Posen (concertina, vocals, guitar). For this tune: Mick Moloney (banjo), Patrick Sky (whistle), Joe McKenna (pipes), Eugene O'Donnell (fiddle).
[WU] Martin Mulhaire, Séamus Connolly, Jack Coen. Warming Up. Martin Mulhaire (accordion), Séamus Connolly (fiddle), Jack Coen (flute).
[NMllgn 2] Neil Mulligan. The Leitrim Thrush. Neil Mulligan (C# pipes).
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.
|As tune #1718 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #906 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems.|
|As tune #18 in volume 2 of [LPTW] Eithne Vallely. Learn to Play the Tin Whistle.|
|On page 202 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised.|
|As tune #99 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes.|
|As hp #20 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #260 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?