Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#1639 (Rakes of Mallow)
about these two bars
Basic musical information on this tune.
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given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Rakes of Mallow, The / Rakes of Mallow / The Rakes of Marlow (2nd in set Innisfail Special on OTUS1; for The Walls of Limerick in book MM) (also in D)
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.
to hear the first 12 seconds.
|[Album code] Artist. Title. Performers (instruments).
[OTUS1] Oldtime Records. Vol. 1. U.S. Recordings. Traditional Irish Recordings from the 1920's and 1930's. Innisfail Irish Orchestra.
[NMCMM] The Northern Meeting. Celtic Music in Milwaukee. Ceol Cairde.
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 #1814 in  Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. |
|As tune #119#3 in [A] Hugh McDermott. Allan's "Irish Fiddler." |
|On page 30 of [RW] Robin Williamson. The Penny Whistle Book. |
|On page 4 of [Ba] Betty M. Barlow. Fiddle Tunes for the Violinist. |
|As misc #33 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music. |
|On page 17 of [MR] Barbara Wygol (tunes), Jenny Loui (text). The Piper's Chair. A Collection of Tunes and Folklore from Micho Russell. |
|In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic]. |
|On page 237 of [M2] Phil Rubenzer. Midwestern Irish Session Tunes. Millennium Edition. |
|As tune #100 in [DM 4] Dave Mallinson. 100 Vital Irish Session Tunes. |
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