Road to Ballinakill (The)

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X:1 % T: Road to Ballinakill S: Mike/Mary Rafferty Q: 325 R: jig M: 4/4 L: 1/8 K: G A | BAB GBd | ede Gce | dBd dBG | FAF DFA | BAB GBd | ede Gce | dBG DFA | BGG G2 :| A | B2 d gdB | c2 e gec | B2 d gdB | Agf edc | B2 d gdB | c2 e gec | BdB cAF | AGF G2 :|]



ROAD TO BALLINAKILL, THE. AKA and see “Tom Hackett's Dream.” Irish, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune has sometimes been credited to flute player Mike Rafferty, whose birthplace was the East Galway town of Ballinakill. Perhaps Rafferty re-titled a tune he had no name for, for a compelling claim comes from County Meath musician Owen Hackett, who wrote the tune for his father, as “Tom Hackett's Dream.” The jig was recorded in 1980 by the Boys of the Lough on their album “Regrouped” under the title “Owen Hacket's Jig.”

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Black (Music’s the Very Best Thing), 1996; No. 319, p. 171.

Recorded sources: - Kells Music KM 9509, Mike & Mary Rafferty - “The Dangerous Reel” (1996).

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]



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