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Tune ID#6693 (Rambling Rake)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Rambling Rake about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording BnkShn (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?BarsMode ?
Set dance48A Minor
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Rambling Rake, The / An Rácaire Fánach
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Discography cd

Here is the sole recording of this tune considering only the indexed recordings.

Click play below to hear the first 12 seconds.
Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
19901.5#1
[BnkShn] Paddy O'Brien, Séamus Connolly. The Banks of the Shannon. Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Séamus Connolly (fiddle). For this tune: Séamus (fiddle).

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 recording listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #1785 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
As tune #959 in [1001] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. The Dance Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems. [available]
As tune #188 in volume 3 of [R] Francis Roche. The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music. 3 vols. [available]
On page 220 of [Krsn] Miles Krassen. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. New and Revised. [available]
In [FMH] Tom Hastings. The Feis Musicians Handbook [sic].

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 only the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1903