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Tune ID#1637 (Rakes of Clonmel)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Rakes of Clonmel about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BMu 2 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Rakes of Clonmel, The / Rakes of Clonmel / Rakes of Clonmell / Boys of the Lough / Take A Kiss or Let It Alone / Sarsfield's Jig / Tom Morrison's Favourite / Con Cassidy's (3rd in set Australian Waters on A RS) (also with a 3rd part) (compare Galloping O'Hogan #5445, compare Gallowglass #2273 and compare 1st part with 1st part of Devlin's Favourite #3659)
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Discography cd

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).
~191918#1
[PT] Patsy Touhey. The Piping of Patsy Touhey. Patsy Touhey (pipes). For this tune: (C# pipes).
192317#2
[IDM 2] Past Masters of Irish Dance Music. Flanagan Brothers: Joe Flanagan (accordion), Mike Flanagan (banjo).
~19837#1
[CCssdy] Con Cassidy. Traditional Fiddle Music from Donegal. Con Cassidy (fiddle).
19924#3
[BMu 2] Brendan Mulvihill, Donna Long. The Morning Dew. Brendan Mulvihill (fiddle), Donna Long (piano). For this tune: with Donna Long (piano).
~199512#1
[JW 1] John Williams. John Williams. John Williams (accordion, concertina). For this tune: (accordion).
~19952#2
[PCny] Paddy Canny. Traditional Music from the Legendary East Clare Fiddler. Paddy Canny (fiddle).
19978#3
[A RS] Altan. Runaway Sunday. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, vocals), Dermot Byrne (accordion), Ciaran Tourish (fiddle, whistle, vocals), Ciaran Curran (bouzouki, mandolin, vocals), Mark Kelly (guitar, vocals), Dáithi Sproule (guitar, vocals).
~19997#3
[PF] Patty Furlong. Traditional Irish Music on Button Accordion. Patty Conway Furlong (accordion).
200114#2
[LFJW] Liam Farrell and Joe Whelan. They Sailed Away from Dublin Bay. Liam Farrell (banjo), Joe Whelan (accordion).
20039#2
[Dnu 4] Danú. The Road Less Travelled. Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh (vocals, flute, whistle), Benny McCarthy (accordion), Donnchadh Gough (bodhrán, pipes), Oisin McAuley (fiddle, vocals), Tom Doorley (flute, whistle, vocals), Eamon Doorley (bouzouki), Donal Clancy (guitar).
~200313#1
[MMlvy] Mick Mulvey. Within a Mile o' Jamestown. Mick Mulvey (flute). For this tune: (D flute), with Brian Rooney (fiddle).
20149#2
[Unfldg] Unfolding. Young Music from East Clare. Lily O'Connor (concertina).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Kitty Come Over
IDM 2
Boys of the Town
BMu 2
Con Cassidy's
A RS
Gallowglass
PCny
Humors of Ballingarry
PF
Paddy Fahy's Jig
LFJW
Song of the Chanter
Dnu 4
Frieze Breeches
Unfldg
Played beforeOn Albums
Toss the Feathers
PT
Old Man Dillon
CCssdy
Charley the Prayermaster
BMu 2
Kiltimagh Jig
JW 1

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 tune #902 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #149 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
On page 40 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 151 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [available]
As tune #264 in [JOL] Terry Moylan. Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border. [available]
On page 106 of [M] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. 3rd Edition.
On page 178 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition.
As jig #163 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): 1903