Ratha Fair reel

Also known as Ratho Fair.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Ratha Fair has been added to 11 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Ratha Fair
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
"Dm"adaf "C"ecge|"Dm"adag adag|"Dm"adaf "C"ecge|"Dm"af"Am"ge "Dm"d2 df|
"Dm"adaf "C"ecge|"Dm"adag adfa|"C"gb"Dm"fa "Am"gceg|"Dm"af"Am"ge "Dm"d3||
|:e|"Am"cAAc "C/G"GAcG|"Am"cAAB cded|"F"cAAc "C/G"GAcG|"Am"AcEc "Dm"D3:|
2
X: 2
T: Ratha Fair
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
"Dm"ADAF "C"ECGE|"Dm"ADAG ADAG|"Dm"ADAF "C"ECGE|"Dm"AF"Am"GE "Dm"D2 DF|
"Dm"ADAF "C"ECGE|"Dm"ADAG ADFA|"C"GB"Dm"FA "Am"GCEG|"Dm"AF"Am"GE "Dm"D3||
|:e|"Am"cAAc "C/G"GAcG|"Am"cAAB cded|"F"cAAc "C/G"GAcG|"Am"AcEc "Dm"D3:|

Four comments

Ratha Fair, X:2

To make the tune sit better on tenor banjo or octave mandolin, the A part can be taken down an octave.

Re: Ratha Fair

I changed it to D Dorian since the only Bs are naturals… and there’s a Dorian feel with the Dm to C harmonies.