The Caravan jig

Also known as Paddy O’Rafferty, Páidín Ó Raifeartaigh.

There are 28 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Strike The Gay Harp (a few times).

The Caravan has been added to 15 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Caravan
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B2d dBd | e2g gfe | d2B BAG | ABA GED :|
DBA A3 | DBA AGE | DBA A3 | GAG GED :|
ABC
X: 2
T: The Caravan
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:B2d dBd|e2f gfe||d2B BAG|ABA GED:|
|:DBA A2B|d2B AGE||DBA AGE|G2A GED:||
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Four comments

The Caravan

I learned this a couple of weeks ago at a workshop in Brechin, Scotland, given by Joanie Madden. She also gave it a Gaelic name which sounded like "an carawan". I have searched for it here, but haven’t been able to find it. I don’t know many jigs which are so short.

Kenny was also there, so I wonder if his memory of the tune is much different from mine?

This is the song version of Paddy O’Rafferty, or Paidín Ó Rafearrtaigh! I love it so.

Cheers,
Armand

Dervish does this in a set with the Black Rogue and The Fair Haired Canavans. It’s possible Joanie mixed up the titles an called this Na Ceannabhain Bana which I could see sounding like Carawan, especially if it was further mixed up by accents and the like…

There are some issues I have with the transcription, mostly in the second part. I’ll see if I have time to post the ABCs of the version I play (which comes mostly from Dervish)

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Páidin O Raifeartaigh

from the Patrick Street CD "On the Fly"

X: 2
T: Páidin O Raifeartaigh
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
|:B2d dBd|e2f gfe||d2B BAG|ABA GED:|
|:DBA A2B|d2B AGE||DBA AGE|G2A GED:||