Fifty-one recordings of a tune named
The Old Blackthorn

Also known as An Sean-draighneán, The Blackthorn Stick, The Blackthorn, The Blackthorne Stick, Clear The Road, The Inch Of Garth, The Jolly Clamdigger, The Jolly Clamdiggers, The Old Black Thorn, The Old Blackthorn Stick, The Old Blackthorne, Rafferty’s, Rising Sun, The Rising Sun, Strone Johnny.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Green Groves Of Erin (lots of times), Ger The Rigger (a few times), The Blackbird (a few times), The Curlew Hills (a few times), The Exile Of Erin (a few times), The Humours Of Tulla (a few times), The Killarney Boys Of Pleasure (a few times), Kilnamona (a few times), The Musical Priest (a few times), Tom Ward’s Downfall (a few times), Ambrose Moloney’s, The Blackbird, Bó Mhín Na Toitean, Bonaparte’s Retreat, The Boys Of The Lough, The Boys On The Hilltop, Callaghan’s, Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire, Coen’s Memories, The College Groves, Dan Breen’s, Devanny’s Goat, The Devil Is Dead, The Dublin, The Earl Of Dalhousie’s Happy Return To Scotland, Fitzgerald’s, Fleur De Mandragore, The Girl Who Broke My Heart, Harvest Moon, The Holly Bush, Jig Away The Donkey, Jim Donoghue’s, Kitty’s Wedding, Love At The Endings, The Morning Dew, Morrison’s, The Mossy Banks, The New Custom House, The Otter’s Holt, Pachelbel’s Frolics, The Plains Of Boyle, Pórt Na BPúcaí, The Pretty Girls Of Mayo, The Rakes Of Kildare, Rakish Paddy, Remember Me, The Salamanca, Sean Ryan’s, The Shepherd’s Daughter, The Ships In Full Sail, Sligo Creek, Trim The Velvet, The Trip To Sligo, Whycocomagh Bay, Within A Mile Of Dublin, The Woods Of Old Limerick.

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