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Tune ID#1638 (Rakes of Kildare)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Rakes of Kildare about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording KOS (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 Kildare, The / Rakes of Kildare / Ailteóiri na Cille / The Galbally Farmer / The Galbally Farmers / The Barndoor Jig / The Barn Door Jig / Jim McBride's/ Jim Donoghue's / The Fair of Drumlish (1st in set Rakes of Kildare on OTUS1) (parts reversed on LN 2) (also as march Get Up Early, in G Minor) (compare G Major Rakes of Kildare #4273; compare Jim Donoghue's Favourite #3713)
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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).
19202#1
[JKm] John J. Kimmel. John J. Kimmel. Early Recordings of Irish Traditional Dance Music. John J. Kimmel (accordion).
19232#1
[OTUS1] Oldtime Records. Vol. 1. U.S. Recordings. Traditional Irish Recordings from the 1920's and 1930's. Flanagan Brothers: Joe Flanagan (accordion), Mike Flanagan (banjo).
~19815#1
[KOS] James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien, Daithi Sproule. Traditional Music of Ireland. James Kelly (fiddle), Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Daithi Sproule (vocals, guitar).
199513#1
[WaMoDub] Paul McGrattan, Paul O'Shaughnessy. Within a Mile of Dublin. Paul McGrattan (flute), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle).
~199814#3
[LN 2] Laurence Nugent. Two for Two. Laurence Nugent (flute, whistle). For this tune: (flute, whistle).
~200018#2
~20135#2
[HB 4] Harry Bradley. The First of May. Harry Bradley (flute). For this tune: (Eb flute).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Courtown Harbour
LN 2
Jackson's Morning Brush
BICM
Happy to Meet and Sorry to Part
HB 4
Played beforeOn Albums
Devlin's Favourite
JKm
Irish Washerwoman
OTUS1
Horse's Leotard
KOS
Pipe on the Hob
WaMoDub
Humours of Ennistymon
BICM

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 #939 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
On page 134 of [IMM] Francis O'Neill. Irish Minstrels and Musicians. [available]
As tune #103 in volume 3 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
As tune #25 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." [available]
On page 32 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
On page 226 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]
As jig #106 in [Cobb] Dan Cobb. Cobb's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #30 in [DM 4] Dave Mallinson. 100 Vital Irish Session 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 the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1903