Paddy O'Rafferty (2)

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PADDY O'RAFFERTY [2]. AKA and see "Ten Penny Money." Irish, Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'CC. O’Neill (Irish Folk Music, 1910) supposes "Paddy O'Rafferty" to be:

…another of those ancient tunes which has been the subject of embellishments or variations about the end of the 18th century. It is said to have been composed by O’Carolan in honor of a little boy of that name who won immortality by obligingly opening the gate for the bard while paying a visit to his first love, Bridget Cruise.


Source for notated version: piper Willie Clancy (1918–1973, Miltown Malbay, west Clare)[Mitchell]; Tony Smith (County Cavan & Dublin) [Mulvihill]; father and son concertina players Janes and Chris Droney (north Clare) [Breathnach].

Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ 5), 1999; No. 14, p. 9. Mitchell (Dance Music of Willie Clancy), 1993; No. 61, p. 65. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 35, p. 72. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 46. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 954, p. 177. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 178, p. 44.

Recorded sources: Claddagh 4CC 32, Willie Clancy – “The Pipering of Willie Clancy, vol. 1” (1980. Appears as “Páidín Ó Raifeartaigh”). Green Linnet GLCD 1184, Patrick Street – “Made in Cork” (1997).

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]




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