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LAFFERTY'S. AKA and see "Crane's Leg (The)," "Glen of Aherlow (2) (The)," "Laverty's Reel," "Rattigan's Reel (2)," "Reancy's Long Reel," "Rediggan's," "Woman I Never Forgot (The)." Irish, Reel. E Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by County Tipperary fiddler Seán Ryan (d. 1985) as "Glen of Aherlow (2) (The)." The "Lafferty's" title is the one Kevin Burke used on recordings, although Martin Byrne also used the title on his recording "Paddy in the Smoke." The title "Lafferty's" for the tune comes from the recording by Clare fiddlers Paddy Caney and P.J. Hayes (on "All Ireland Champions-Violin"), a name that honors the pianist on the record, Bridie Lafferty. The "Rattigan" and "Rediggan" titles stem from association with the mid-20th century Dublin-born Irish-American fiddler and banjo player Larry Redican.
Source for notated version: a recording by Paddy Canney and P.J. Hayes [O'Malley].
Printed sources: Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland), 1976, vol. 3; No. 3 (appears as "Reddigan's"). O'Malley (Luke O'Malley's Collection of Irish Music, vol. 1), 1976; No. 42, p. 21. Ryan (The Hidden Ireland), No. 28.
Recorded sources: Green Linnet SIF-1110, Kevin Burke - "My Love is in America: The Boston College Irish Fiddle Festival" (1991). Green Linnet GLCD 1200, Lunasa - "Otherworld" (1999).
See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources 
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info 
Hear fiddler Martin Byrnes' recording at the Comhaltas Archive  (2nd tune in set with "Maudabawn Chapel"). Hear fiddlers Paddy Canny and P.J. Hayes recording at the Comhaltas Archive  (2nd tune in set with "Egan's Reel").