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Tune ID#741 (Gol na mBan san Ár)

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Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Gol na mBan san Ár / Gol Na Ban 'San Ar / The Women's Lament in Battle / The Crying of the Women at the Slaughter / Micky 'Cumbaw' O'Sullivan's (2nd in set Mairseail Alasdruim on GP; embedded in medley titled Gol na mBan san Ár on Ch B)
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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.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~195910#1
[SE 1] Seamus Ennis. The Bonny Bunch of Roses. Seamus Ennis (pipes, whistle, vocals). For this tune: (whistle).
~197516#1
[SK 1] Seán Keane. Gusty's Frolicks. Seán Keane (fiddle).
~197622#2
~19799#1
[Ch B] The Chieftains. 9. Boil the Breakfast Early. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle, bones), Derek Bell (harp, tiompán), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán, vocals), Matt Molloy (flute, whistle).
19935#1
[MoD] Tony Mac Mahon, Noel Hill, Iarla Ó Lionáird. Music of Dreams. Tony Mac Mahon (accordion), Noel Hill (concertina), Iarla Ó Lionáird (vocals). For this tune: Tony (accordion).
~19949#2
[PORda 1] Peadar Ó Riada. Amidst These Hills. Peadar Ó Riada (whistle, accordion, bones). For this tune: (Bb whistle).
~201314#1
[DPower 3] David Power. The Eighteen Moloney. David Power (B pipes).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Alasdruim's March
GP, PORda 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Cnocán an Teampaill
MoD, DPower 3
Dinny Delaney's
SK 1
Seán Ó'Duibhir a'Ghleanna
Ch B

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): 1959