Orange Rogue (The)

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ORANGE ROGUE, THE (An Rogaire Oraisteac). AKA and see "Bunch of Clover." Irish, Set Dance (in either 6/8 {Harker/Rafferty, O'Neill} or 3/4 time {Miller & Perron}) or Jig. E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part (Miller & Perron): AABA (Harker/Rafferty): AABB (O'Neill). The tune is played at a slower tempo than a jig. The first strain is the same as that of the slide "Trooper (The)." An early version, somewhat distanced from O'Neill's version, is to be found in the mid-19th century music manuscript collection of uilleann piper and Church of Ireland cleric James Goodman [1].

Edward Cronin.

Sources for notated versions: Teddi Scobi (Keene, N.H.) [Miller & Perron]; New Jersey flute player Mike Rafferty, born in Ballinakill, Co. Galway, in 1926 [Harker]; "Cronin" [O'Neill], referring to Chicago fiddler Edward Cronin, originally from Limerick Junction, County Tipperary.

Printed sources: Cotter (Traditional Irish Tin Whistle Tutor), 1989; 84. Harker (300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty), 2005; No. 292, p. 95. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 1977; vol. 3, No. 72. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 2nd Edition, 2006; p. 152. O'Neill (O'Neill's Irish Music), 1915; No. 390, p. 186. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 837, p. 156. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 978, p. 168.

Recorded sources: Shanachie 29012, Joe Burke, Andy McGann, and Felix Dolan – "The Funny Reel" (1979).

See also listings at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [3]
Hear fiddler Des Donnelly play the tune at the Comhaltas Archive [4]
Hear tin whistle player Paddy Breen play the tune at the Comhaltas Archive [5]




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