Paidin O Raifeartaigh jig

Also known as Old Jig #6.

There are 28 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Na Ceannabhain Bhana (a few times), The Black Rogue (a few times), Strike The Gay Harp (a few times) and Tell Her I Am (a few times).

Paidin O Raifeartaigh has been added to 4 tune sets.

Paidin O Raifeartaigh has been added to 27 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Paidin O Raifeartaigh
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
c|BGE D2E|GAB cBA|BGE D2E|GAG G2c|
BGE D2E|GAB cBA|ged B2G|AGF G2:|
|:D|GBB GBB|GBB cBA|[M:9/8] GBB GBG GED|
[M:6/8] GBB GBB|GBB cBA|ged B2G|AGF G2:|

Six comments

Old Jig #6

I got this tune from the Dardanelles’ "Eastern Light". Its "name" comes from the Kelly Russell Collection (vol 1) where it is listed as one of the old traditional tunes that Emile Benoit played but did not have a name for. As names go that’s not great, but I guess it’s better than "gan ainm".

At any rate, I absolutely love this tune, with its lovely mellow first part and crooked turn.

Download a midi

Why is it I cannot download any midi version of the tunes available?

Alan, I don’t know. I know they are having difficulty getting the "Listen" button to work in the new Session, but I had no trouble downloading the MIDI file for this one.

Count yourself lucky for the moment, the opening of ALL midi so far is an explosion, not kind to the ears, as if midi were ever ‘kind’ to anything, including the music… :-D

This is Emile Benoit’s setting of the jig Paidin O Raifeartaigh. Emile has some really nice settings of a number of Irish tunes

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