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. 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.

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Printed sources : - James Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 5), Glasgow, 1797; No. 104, p. 40. 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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