The Rakes Of Cashel jig

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Rakes Of Cashel has been added to 3 tune sets.

The Rakes Of Cashel has been added to 15 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Rakes Of Cashel
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
|: G2g gdg | gdg fdc | B2g abg | fdd cAF |
G2g gdg | gdg fdc | B2b abg |1 fdd cAF :|2 fdd cAF ||
|: ~B3 cBc | d2g gfa | ~B3 cBc | ded cAF |
~B3 cBc | d2g gfe | fdd ecc |1 dBB cAA :|2 fdf cAF ||
|: ~B3 GDG | G2g gdc | ~B3 GDG | GBd cAF |
~B3 GDG | GBd gfe | fdd ecc |1 dBB cAA :|2 fdf cAF ||
|: G2g abg | abg fdc | B2g abg | fdd cAF |
G2g abg | abg g2e | fdd ecc |1 dBB cAA :|2 fdf cAF ||
|: BFF cFF | dFF Bdg | BFF cFF | ded cAF |
BFF cFF | dFF gfe | fdd ecc |1 dBB cAA :|2 gfd cAF ||
X: 2
T: The Rakes Of Cashel
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2g gdg|gdg fed|B2g gdc|Bc/d/B cAF|
G2g gdg|gdg fed|B2g gdc|Bc/d/B cAF||
B3 cBc|d2g gab|B3 c3|Bc/d/B cAF|
BAG GAG|G2g gdc|BAG GDG|Bc/d/B cAF||
G2g g/a/bg | g/a/bg fdc | B2g g/a/bg | fdd cAF |
G2g g/a/bg | g/a/bg fdc | BDD cDD | ded cAF :||

Six comments

The Rakes Of Cashel

I nice Jig I fell in love with the first time I heard it from Liz Knowles album "Making Time". Makes me wanna start the fiddle… Who knows ?

Rakes of Cashel Commentary from Fiddler’s Companion

Cherish the Ladies have also recorded it, for sure. Here’s the origin note from Fiddler’s Companion old site:
"The tune first appears in print in T. Skillern’s Twenty-Four Country Dances, 1782 (London, 1782). O’Farrell (Pocket Companion, vol. II), c. 1806; pgs. 110-111. " — Andrew Kuntz, "Fiddler’s Companion" online http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/RAK_RAN.htm — now redone as a Wiki site, "Traditional Tune Archive" http://www.tunearch.org/wiki/TTA

Key of Bflat?

The ABC says the key is Gm but it’s written with two flats, isn’t that B flat??

Key of Bflat?

Relative Minor of B Flat.
That’s what is is.

Rakes of Cashel / George Brabazon (First Air)

These are clearly closely related - the AK Fiddler’s Companion version as mentioned above is a minor version with a couple of extra parts. This is taken from how Cherish the Ladies play it on their ‘Woman of the House’ album:
https://thesession.org/recordings/2098
They play George Brabazon over three times and then play the third part twice before going into the next tune, so it’s ABABABCC.