The Rakes Of Cashel jig

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

The Rakes Of Cashel has been added to 4 tune sets.

The Rakes Of Cashel has been added to 18 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
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||
2
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.