Paidín Ó Raifearta jig

Also known as Jim Droney’s.

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

Paidín Ó Raifearta has been added to 21 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Paidín Ó Raifearta
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
E|:ABc ~E2E|ABc BAF|ABc ~E2E|ABA AFE|
ABc ~E2E|ABc efe|ecB BAB|1cAA A2E:|2cAA A2c||
|:ecc ecc|edc B2c|~e2c ecB|A2B AFE|
ecc ecc|efg a2f|e2c BAB|1cAA A2c:|2cAA A2E||
ABC
X: 2
T: Paidín Ó Raifearta
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GAB DED | DBA AGE | G2 E DB,D | G2 B AGE |
GAB D3 | G2 B dBB | dcB AGA | BGF G2 :|
dBB dBB | dcB A2 B | dBB dBA | G2 B AGB |
dBB d2 B | def g2 B | d>cB AGA | BGF G2 :|
ABC

Eight comments

Paidín Ó Raifearta

Really nice jig in A as played by the amazing Tim Collins on his amazing album ‘Dancing on Silver’.

[N.B. This is NOT the same tune as the jig commonly played in sessions round here as Paddy (O) Rafferty’s, and to be found in it’s ABCs at Henrik Norbek’s file ‘Jigs3’. For some reason I quite dislike that tune by this name…]

Chris Droney plays this tune in G, as Jim Droney’s.

“Paidín Ó Raifearta”

K: G Major
|: D |
GAB DED | DBA AGE | G2 E DB,D | G2 B AGE |
GAB D3 | G2 B dBB | dcB AGA | BGF G2 :|
|: B |
dBB dBB | dcB A2 B | dBB dBA | G2 B AGB |
dBB d2 B | def g2 B | d>cB AGA | BGF G2 :|

Another one of the endless versions of a great jig?

This does sound like another of the many settings of Padgin O’ Rafferty. I don’t think it’s any more or less unique than a multitude of others. I recently picked the Willie Clancy version which has melodic similarities to this setting but he played it as 4 part single jig.

Ken

Yup! ~ & also as a six parter…

Actually, I’m pretty sure I’ve also one version that’s 7 or 8 parts in length…and ‘old’…with sources…

“Paddy O’Rafferty’s Jig” ~ several on site ~

“Paddy O’Rafferty” ~ 3-part in D with 4-part in G in comments
Submitted on June 7th 2002 by gian marco.
“Padghin O’Rafferty” - Willie Clancey’s version
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/741

“Paidin O’Raifearta’s” / “The Shannon” ~ 2-part in A
Submitted on December 10th 2003 by Celtic1234.
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/2247

“Paidin O Raifeartaigh” ~ 2-part in G
Submitted on January 9th 2005 by gian marco.
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/4082

“Paidin O’Raifearta’s” / “The Shannon” ~ 2-part in A
Submitted on May 30th 2005 by Enob.
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/4547

Let’s see, at hand I’ve found at least the following, not counting what is already on site here ~

2-Part X at least a dozen on hand
3-Part X 3 so far
4-Part X at least a few
5-Part X at least one more than a few
6-Part X at least the one
7-Part X suspicious, but at least one
8-Part X a few… but nothing larger than that, not so far…
;-)

& the few keys I’ve known this family of tunes by ~ A & Bb & C & D & G ~ I think that’s all I’ve got on hand, but that’s significant choice to fit any inclination you might have…

Dates, well, an 8-part from the first decade of the 1800s and a 2-Part from the 1700s, but print is only the shadow of something that has existed previously.