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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 / O'Reilly's Grave (also in A Dorian, B 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).
~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).
200813#1
[WndnRds] Paudie O'Connor and John O'Brien. Wind and Reeds. Paudie O'Connor (accordion, whistle), John O'Brien (pipes, whistle). For this tune: Paudie (accordion).
~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).

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In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played beforeOn Albums
Eileen Curran
Fngl 1
Follow Me Down
TrklHwl

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 musical matches to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As air #7 in [HN] Henrik Norbeck. Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes. [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 only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1969