Rattigan’s reel

Also known as The Big Leap, The Big Leap, The High Leap, The High Leap, The High Road, The High Road, Joe Bane’s, Larry Redican’s, Larry Redican’s, Rags And Tatters, Rattigan’s, Rattigan’s, Redican’s, Redigan’s, Rhattigan’s, Rhattigan’s.

There are 20 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Dublin Porter (a few times), The Morning Star (a few times) and Farrel O’Gara’s (a few times).

Rattigan’s has been added to 9 tune sets.

Rattigan's has been added to 106 tunebooks.

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Nine settings

X: 1
T: Rattigan's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
(3DEF|G2BG DGBd|g2fg edBA|G2BG DGBG|ABAG FDEF|
GEED EDBA|G2fg edBA|G2BG DGBG|AGFA G2:|:Bc|
dggf gfed|eaag a2eg|fdad bdag|fdaf gfed|
BG~G2 EGDE|G2fg edBA|G2BG DGBG|AGFA G2:|
X: 2
T: Rattigan's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
e|dg g2 gedg|eaag ageg|f/2e/2dad bdad|f/2e/2dad gfed|
BG G2 EGDf|g2 fg edBA|G2BG DGBG|AGFA G2:|
X: 3
T: Rattigan's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:(3DEF |G2BG DGBA | Ggfg edBA | G2BG DGBG |ABAG FDEF |
GEED EDB,A, | G,gfg edBA | G2BG DGBG | FGAF G2 :|
|:Bc| dggf gfed | eaa^g ageg | f2a2 b2af | dfaf gfed |
BGGF EGDE | Ggfg edBA | G2BG DGBG | FGAF G2 :|
X: 4
T: Rattigan's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: G | G | G | D |
| Em | C | G | D G :|
|: G | Am | D | D |
| Em | C | G | D G :|
X: 5
T: Rattigan's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
2GbA GAbG|2gfg edbA|GAbG GAbG|AbAG FDED|
bG2G EGDG|2G2g edbA|GAbG GAbG|AGFA 3Gz:||
dg2g gfed|eaag aged|gded gded|ezgg gfed|
bG2G EGDG|2G2g edbA|GAbG GAbG|AGFA 3Gz:||
X: 6
T: Rattigan's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
(3DEF | G2BG DGBd | (3gag fg edBA | G2BG DGBG | ABAG FDEF |
(3GFE (3FED EDB,A, | G, gfg edBA | GABG DGBd | cAFA G2 :||: Bc |
dggf gfed | eaag a2ag | fdad bdaf | dfaf gedc |
B~G3 (3EFG DF | Ggfg edBA | GABG DGBd | cAFA G2 :|
X: 7
T: Rattigan's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
~G2 BA GABG|~g2 fg edBA|GABG GABG|ABAG FDED|
BG ~G2 EGDE|G2 g2 edBA|GABG GABG|AGFA ~G3z:|
dg ~g2 gfed|eaag agef|gded gded|ezgg gfed|
BG ~G2 EGDE|G2g2 edBA|GABG GABG|AGFA ~G3z:|
X: 8
T: Rattigan's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
FF2|:GABA GABG|ggfg edBA|GABA GABA|ABAG FDEF|
BG~G2 EGDE|~G2g2 edBA|GABA GABA|[1 AGFA G2 F2 :|[2 AGFA GABc||
dggf gfed|eaag agef|gded gded|eg~g2 gfed|
BG~G2 EGDE| ~G2g2 edBA GABA GABA|[1 AGFA GABc :|[2 AGFA G2 F2|]
X: 9
T: Rattigan's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
| G2FG EDB,D | g2fg edBA | G2BG DGBG | ABAG FDEF |
(3GFE (3FED EDB,D | g2fg edBA | GABG DGBd | cAFA G2 :|
|: Bc |dggf gfed | eaag abag | fdad bdaf | dfaf gfed |
BGG2 EGDE | Ggfg edBA | GABG DGBd | cAFA G2 :|

Ten comments

Rattigan’s

Source: Kilfenora Ceili Band
Transcription: Gian Marco Pietrasanta

Mix-up with Tom Ward’s Downfall?

The B music seems to be that of Tom Ward’s Downfall.
Here is the B part more usually played with Rattigan’s:

e|dg g2 gedg|eaag ageg|f/2e/2dad bdad|f/2e/2dad gfed|
BG G2 EGDf|g2 fg edBA|G2BG DGBG|AGFA G2:|

Rattighan’s / Tom Ward’s Downfall Mix.

Milesnagopaleen, now the abc is correct.
I must give up smoking strange things…
Jeremy,
please change the sheetmusic.

This one is more like the setting I’m used to hearing, with that bit that goes down to the low G in the 1st part.

Chords to Rattigan’s reel

|: G | G | G | D |
| Em | C | G | D G :|
|: G | Am | D | D |
| Em | C | G | D G :|

A variation transcriobed from Joe Bane’s playing

X: 1
T: Rattigan’s
N:(from the playing of Joe Bane) http://www.rogermillington.com/tunetoc/rilganainmjoebane.html
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
2GbA GAbG|2gfg edbA|GAbG GAbG|AbAG FDED|
bG2G EGDG|2G2g edbA|GAbG GAbG|AGFA 3Gz:||
dg2g gfed|eaag aged|gded gded|ezgg gfed|
bG2G EGDG|2G2g edbA|GAbG GAbG|AGFA 3Gz:||

Something very strange going on with some of the settings above… I have a cracking sligo/fiddle version that can be used to seriously injure/upset all forms of accordion players (or at least make them say Very Bad Words - worse than "feck" or "bottom"!!!). Apparently a two-octave jump is tricky to do accurately at speed. Who’d have thought?

Rattigan’s, X:6

This is the corrected version (setting 4) that whererhys messed up 3 years ago by putting the note lengths before the notes instead of after. It’s a transcription that Peter Laban made from a recording of Joe Bane (linked in an earlier comment) with rolls and cuts omitted. I’ve added the rolls back in.

Rattigan’s, X:7

And this is the Joe Bane setting as commonly played these days in East Clare. It’s very close to Mary MacNamara’s recording on Blackberry Blossom (one difference is that she plays the low G twice and the high g once instead of vice versa at the octave leaps). Note that this setting will clash with the more common one that goes low and has the two octave leap, mainly because this version stays on the G chord instead of going to the D in the 3rd bar of the B part.

Redican’s, X:8

From the Connacht Ceili Band