Annotation:Rakes of Kilkenny (The)

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X:1 T:Rakes of Kilkenny M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig N:The tune is a slip jig and should have been set in 9/8 time. B:James Aird – Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 5 B:(Glasgow, 1797, No. 104, p. 40) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D DDD DBG|FAF DDD|DBG Acd|DDD DBG| FAF GEG|=cA/B/c/A/ GEc::dcd DdB|AGF dcd| dfa gfe|fdf edc|dcB AGF|=cA/B/c/A/ GFE:|]

RAKES OF KILKENNY. AKA - "Jackson's Rakes of Kilkenny." Irish, Slip Jig (9/8 time). D Major/Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune is barred in 6/8 time in both Aird and Hime's publications, although should be in 9/8 time, a mistake picked up by later editors. The tune is attributed to (or associated with) Irish musician and composer Walker Jackson in John Hall's c. 1818 collection, but it is the only source to do so.

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Printed sources : - James Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 5), Glasgow, 1797; No. 104, p. 40. John Hall (A Selection of Strathspeys Reels, Waltzes & Irish Jigs), c. 1818; p. 6. Hughes (Gems from the Emerald Isles), London, 1867; No. 16, p. 5. Kennedy (Fiddler’s Tune-Book: Slip Jigs and Waltzes), 1999; No. 63, p. 14. Levey (Dance Music of Ireland, 2nd Collection), 1873; No. 43, p. 19. O’Farrell (Pocket Companion for the Union Pipes, vol. IV), 1810; p. 78. O'Flannagan (The Hibernia Collection), 1860; p. 7. Wilson (Companion to the Ball Room), 1816; p. 29.

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