Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#635 (Newtown Bridge)
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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).|
[CmA 1] The Coleman Archive Vol. 1: The Living Tradition. Tom Cawley (fiddle).
[JKn 2] James Keane. Roll Away the Reel World. James Keane (accordion).
[MMlny 2] Mick Moloney. Strings Attached. Mick Moloney (banjo, mandolin, guitar). For this tune: (banjo).
[BigSq] The Big Squeeze. Masters of the Celtic Accordion. James Keane (accordion).
[VK 1] Vinnie Kilduff. The Boys from the Blue Hill. Vinnie Kilduff (whistle, mandolin, guitar, keyboards, bass, bodhrán).
[JWh 2] John Whelan. From the Heart. Traditional Irish Music. John Whelan (accordion).
[Tri 1] Trian. Trian. Liz Carroll (fiddle), Billy McComiskey (accordion), Daithi Sproule (guitar, vocals). For this tune: Billy McComiskey (accordion).
[PMcG 1] Paul McGrattan. The Frost Is All Over. Paul McGrattan (flute, whistle).
[KC 1] Kevin Crawford. 'D' Flute Album. Kevin Crawford (flute, whistle, bodhrán). For this tune: (flute).
[JWh 6] John Whelan. Come to Dance. John Whelan (accordion). For this tune: with Jim Eagan (fiddle).
[JRSLCB 2] Johnny Reidy and the Sliabh Luachra Ceili Band. Music for Set Dancing Vol. II. Johnny Reidy (accordion).
[Fns] Feenish. Rabharta. P.J. Hernon (accordion), Marcus Hernon (flute, whistle), Don Stiffe (vocals, guitar, whistle).
[CDrny 4] Chris Droney. Down from Bell Harbour. Chris Droney (concertina).
[BODFam] Bríd O'Donohue and Family. Cliabhán an Dúchais. Bríd O'Donohue (flute, whistle), Seán O'Brien (flute), Eibhlís O'Brien (pipes), Deirdre O'Brien (harp), Liam O'Brien (concertina), Sinéad O'Brien (fiddle). For this tune: Bríd O'Donohue (flute), Liam (concertina).
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 #146 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.|
|As reel #217 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.|
|As reel #193 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes.|
|As reel #12 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland.|
|As reel #46 in [JKg 3] Josephine Keegan. A Drop in the Ocean. Traditional Irish Tunes Collected by Josephine Keegan.|
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?