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Tune ID#4567 (Páidín Ó Raifeartaigh [Paddy O'Rafferty's])

Transcription of first 2 bars of Páidín Ó Raifeartaigh [Paddy O'Rafferty's] about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording SS 1 (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Double jig32AABBA Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Páidín Ó Raifeartaigh [Paddy O'Rafferty's] / Paidin O'Raifearta's / Paidin O'Raifertaigh / Paidin O'Raifertigh / Paidin O'Raifeertaigh / Paidin O'Rafferty (3rd in set The Marguerita Suite on SS 1; 2nd in set The Pup Jig on SSt) (also in G) (with 2nd part as intro on LLses 5) (with more parts in book NF)
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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).
~19918#3
[SS 1] Sharon Shannon. Sharon Shannon. Sharon Shannon (accordion, fiddle). For this tune: Sharon (accordion, fiddle).
~19934#2
[SSt] The Sound of Stone. Artists for Mullaghmore. Sharon Shannon (accordion), Paul Kelly (fiddle).
~20075#3
[OMcA] Oisín McAuley. Far from the Hills of Donegal. Oisín McAuley (fiddle, guitar).
20148#4
[LLses 5] The London Lasses and Chris O'Malley. The One I Loved the Best. Karen Ryan (fiddle, mandola, banjo, whistle), Elaine Conwell (fiddle), Elma McElligott (flute, whistle, saxophone, backing vocal), Brogan McAuliffe (concertina), Brona McVittie (vocal, harp), Chris O'Malley (piano, guitar).
201412#2
[CtlnCrn] Caitlín Nic Gabhann and Ciarán Ó Maonaigh. Caitlín Ciarán. Caitlín Nic Gabhann (concertina, dance), Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (fiddle).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Graham Townsend's Jig
SS 1, SSt
My Former Wife
OMcA
Mick Cooney's Fancy
LLses 5
Nightingale
CtlnCrn
Played beforeOn Albums
Rumours of a Dart
OMcA

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.
On page 60 of [NF] Allen Feldman. The Northern Fiddler. [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): 1977