Annotation:Rakes of Westmeath (2) (The)

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RAKES OF WESTMEATH [2], THE. Irish, Slip Jig (9/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Colclough, O’Neill): AABBCC (O’Farrell. A variation of "Rakes of Westmeath (1) (The)," but the first seems the more pleasing tune, opines Francis O'Neill.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Colclough (Tutor for the Irish Union Pipes), c. 1830; p. 17. Hime (Forty Eight Original Irish Dances Never Before Published with Basses, vol. 1), Dublin, 1804; No. 24. R.M. Levey (First Collection of the Dance Music of Ireland), 1858; No. 40, p. 16. O’Farrell (Pocket Companion, vol. IV), 1810; p. 81. O'Flannagan (The Hibernia Collection), 1860; p. 8. O'Neill (O’Neill’s Irish Music), 1915; No. 228, p. 122.

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