Rakes of Kilkenny (The)
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.