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Tune ID#1478 (O'Rahilly's Grave)

Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Mode ?
AirG Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
O'Rahilly's Grave / Ó Ráthaille's Grave / Ó Raghallaigh's Grave (also in A Dorian or G Minor) (compare Caoineadh an tSagairt #5749)
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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).
194810#1
[POK] Pádraig O'Keeffe. The Sliabh Luachra Fiddle Master. Pádraig O'Keeffe (fiddle).
~19697#1
[SatG] Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford. The Star above the Garter. Fiddle music from Kerry, played by Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford. Denis Murphy (fiddle), Julia Clifford (fiddle). For this tune: Julia Clifford.
~198315#1
[JB 3] Joe Burke with Máire Ní Chathasaigh. The Tailor's Choice. Joe Burke (flute, whistle, accordion). For this tune: (flute).
~198710#1
[MM 3] Matt Molloy. Stony Steps. Matt Molloy (flute).
~200812#1
[Fngl 1] Fingal. Fingal. James Keane (accordion), Randal Bays (fiddle), Dáithí Sproule (guitar, vocals). For this tune: Randal Bays (fiddle).
201612#1
[TrklHwl] John Blake, Mairéad Hurley, Nathan Gourley. The Truckley Howl. John Blake (guitar, flute, piano), Mairéad Hurley (concertina), Nathan Gourley (fiddle, guitar). For this tune: Mairéad (concertina).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Eileen Curran
Fngl 1
Follow Me Down
TrklHwl

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): 1948