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Tune ID#4565 (Páidín Ó Raifeartaigh)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Páidín Ó Raifeartaigh about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording COC (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig80AABBCCDDEEG Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Páidín Ó Raifeartaigh / [Paddy O'Rafferty] / Páidín O'Rafferty / Paidin O'Rafferty / Paideen O'Rafferty (often in A) (compare 4th and 5th parts with Páidín O Raifeartaigh #4569; compare 1st part with 2nd part of Síos Chun na Trá #4250; compare 5th part with 3rd part of the common Paddy O'Rafferty #1522)
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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).
19971#2
[PS 6] Patrick Street. Made in Cork. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Andy Irvine (mandolin, bouzouki, harmonica, vocals), Ged Foley (guitar, backing vocals).
19985#2
[PS 7] Patrick Street. Live from Patrick Street. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Jackie Daly (accordion), Andy Irvine (vocals, bouzouki, mandolin, hurdy-gurdy, harmonica), Ged Foley (guitar, fiddle).
~200014#2
[COC] Connie O'Connell. Ceol Cill na Martra (Music from Cill Na Martra). Connie O'Connell (fiddle).
~20006#2
[JLavelle] John Lavelle. @Home Alone. John Lavelle (accordion).
~20052#2
[InTndm] Kevin Burke and Ged Foley. In Tandem. Kevin Burke (fiddle), Ged Foley (guitar, vocals).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Bring Back the Child
PS 6, PS 7
Goat in the Green
COC
Garrett Barry's
JLavelle
Across the Black River
InTndm

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 #11(ii) in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
As jig #35 in [MM] Martin Mulvihill. First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.

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): 1968