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Tune ID#1522 (Paddy O'Rafferty)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Paddy O'Rafferty about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording WC 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig48AABBCCD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Paddy O'Rafferty / Paddy O'Rafferty's / Paudeen O'Rafferty / Páideen O'Rafferty's / Páidín O'Rafferty / Páidin O'Rafferty / Paidín O'Rafferty / Páidín Ó Raifeartaigh / Paidin O Raifeartaigh / Páidín Ó Raifearta / Little Pat Rafferty / Padraic O'Rafferty's / Drink of this Cup (also with a 4th part quite similar to the 2nd part) (compare 1st and 3rd parts with 1st and 3rd parts of #5180; compare 1st part with 2nd part of Willie Clancy's Páidín Ó Raifeartaigh #4568; compare 3rd part with 5th part of the 5-part Paddy O'Rafferty #4565)

cd Discography

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. Performers (instruments). Go to album
19527#2
[KF] Padraig O'Keefe, Denis Murphy, Julia Clifford. Kerry Fiddles. Padraig O'Keefe (fiddle), Denis Murphy (fiddle), Julia Clifford (fiddle). For this tune: Clifford.
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197316#1
[WC 2] Willie Clancy. The Pipering of Willie Clancy. Volume 1. Willie Clancy (pipes, whistle). For this tune: (pipes).
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~19772.1#2
[NaF 5] Na Filí. Chanter's Tune. Unidentified on this reissue, but from the original: Tomás Ó Canainn (pipes, vocals), Tom Barry (whistles, flute), Matt Cranitch (fiddle).
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~197713#1
[SE 4] Séamus Ennis. Forty Years of Irish Piping. Seamus Ennis (pipes except where whistle or vocals noted). For this tune: (C# pipes).
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~197717#4
[SE 4] Séamus Ennis. Forty Years of Irish Piping. Seamus Ennis (pipes except where whistle or vocals noted). For this tune: (C# pipes).
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~197817#1
[PJHrn 1] P.J. Hernon. P.J. Hernon. P.J. Hernon (accordion, melodeon). For this tune: (G melodeon).
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~19802#2
[JKn 2] James Keane. Roll Away the Reel World. James Keane (accordion). For this tune: with Sean (fiddle).
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~198514#1
[TP 8] Tommy Peoples. Waiting for a Call. Tommy Peoples (fiddle).
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~19884#3
[SWW] Ronan Browne and Peter O'Loughlin. The South West Wind. Traditional Music from County Clare. Ronan Browne (pipes), Peter O'Loughlin (fiddle). For this tune: (B pipes), (fiddle).
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~19978#2
[CKeane 2] Conor Keane. Oidhreacht. Conor Keane (accordion).
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~19974#3
[Shskn 10] Shaskeen. Music for Set Dancing and Listening. Tom Cussen (banjo, mandolin), Benny O'Connor (drums, bodhrán, bongos), Seán Conway (flute, whistle, guitar), Eamonn Cotter (flute), Mike Fahy (guitar), Charlie Harris (accordion), Geraldine Cotter (piano), Carl Hession (piano).
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~20022#2
[JWh 2] John Whelan. From the Heart. Traditional Irish Music. John Whelan (accordion). For this tune: with Patrick Mangan (fiddle).
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~20098#3
[SMcK] Skip McKinley. Fairy Tales. Skip McKinley (flute).
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Bibliography

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.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #11(i) in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2.
As tune #6 in volume 2 of [LPTW] Eithne Vallely. Learn to Play the Tin Whistle. [available]
On page 23 of [LPUP] Eithne and Brian Vallely. Learn to Play the Uilleann Pipes. [available]
As tune #60 in [WC] Pat Mitchell. The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. [available]
As jig #31 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
On page 102 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
As tune #81 in [DM 3] Dave Mallinson. 100 Evergreen Irish Session Tunes. [available]
On page 173 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #98 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]

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?

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1952