This is wonderful. About 4 days ago, I told some friends that I had learned another tune (not Wearing of the Green) to Rising of the Moon. I thought perhaps I had heard Theodore Bikel sing it, and I always think of it as the "real" tune. I didn't know whether the singer had written the other tune, though. We all liked the older tune.
One of my friends has O'Lochlainn's book. Now I can look up the older tune. Thanks!