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X:1 T:Rayan's Rant (Irish) M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:James Aird – Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 5 B:(Glasgow, 1797, No. 19, p. 7) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D dfaf bgaf|dfaf ecAc|dfaf bgaf|bgaf ecAc:| |:dfBf dfBf|dfBf ecAc|dfBf dfBf|bgaf ecAc:|]

RAYAN'S RANT. AKA and see "Ray's Rant," "Ryan's Rant." Irish, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The first strain of Aird's "Rayan's Rant" may be cognate with O'Neill's "Fairy Hurlers (1) (The)." See most versions under title "Ryan's Rant." County Leitrim fiddler and piper biography:Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894) entered the tune as "Ray's Rant" in his 1883 music manuscript collection (Book 1, No. 21). Grier was originally from north Longford, but who moved around 1852 to Newpark, Bohey, Gortletteragh, south Leitrim.

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Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 5), 1797; No. 18, p. 7.

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