Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#633 (First Month of Summer)
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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).|
[TMC] Joe Burke, Andy McGann, and Felix Dolan. A Tribute to Michael Coleman. Joe Burke (accordion), Andy McGann (fiddle), Felix Dolan (piano). For this tune: Andy McGann (fiddle).
[BBow 2] Buttons and Bows. The First Month of Summer. Séamus McGuire (fiddle, viola), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion, concertina, whistle).
[DBDL] Ben Lennon, Séamus Quinn, Gabriel McArdle, Ciarán Curran. Dog Big and Dog Little. Ben Lennon (fiddle), Séamus Quinn (fiddle, accordion, piano), Gabriel McArdle (concertina, song), Ciarán Curran (cittern).
[MLIIA] The Boston College Irish Fiddle Festival - My Love Is in America. Andy McGann (fiddle).
[JKn 4] James Keane. With Friends Like These. James Keane (accordion).
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 #1214 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland.|
|As tune #491 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems.|
|On page 71 of [RM] Randy Miller and Jack Perron. Irish Traditional Fiddle Music.|
|On page 98 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised.|
|As reel #156 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.|
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?