This is a different tune than the one already posted by the same name. I learned it this weekend from a flute player who learned it from the Planxty Collection.(1st in a set with The Frost is All Over and The Gander in the Pratie Hole) It can be heard at our local session in Burlington by one of our pipers.
Jeremy, I searched to make sure this wasn’t already on the site. If by chance it is, please go easy on me ; )
“Phil the Fluther’s Ball”
Is this the tune mentioned in "Phil"?
Also played as a slide in certain parts.
Hare in the Corn / ABC error
the tune-tronic at concertina.net doesn’t like this ABC I submitted. Being ABC-illiterate, can anyone tell me what’s wrong with it? While we’re at it, does anyone have dots or the ABC for Rathawaun, a slide which (I think) is related to this tune?
T:Hare in the Corn, The
F2A AFA | B/c/dB AFE | ~F3 EDE | F2D DED | F2A AFA | B/c/dB AFA |
Bcd ecA | ded d3 :: ~f3 fed | g2e ede | ~f3 fed | a^ga ba=g | ~f3 fed |
~g2e edB | AB/c/d ecA | ded d3 :|
Rath Amhain (jig)
Source: Jack and Jimmy Cohen - Traditional Irish Music on Flute and Guitar
Transcription: gian marco pietrasanta
mine is better :-))
And mind is even better. Maybe I’ll add it later under ‘Comments’ for that earlier contribution.
Oh yeah, forgot to mention, it’s a slide…
Or if you prefer - single jig…
But if you insist - double jig it…
The Hare in the Corn / Rath Amhain = Rathawaun / etc…
X: 1 take on it ~ take # ~
|: F2 A AFA BdB A2 G | F2 E EDE F2 D D2 E |
F2 A AFA B/c/dB A2 A |1 Bcd edc d2 A B2 A :|
2 Bcd edc (d3 d2) e ||
|: f3 fed g2 e ede | faf fed a^ga ba=g |
f3 fed g2 e ecA |1 BB/c/d ecA d3 d2 e :|
2 Bcd edc d2 A B2 A ||
I also call this "The Hare in the Corn". Anybody got the music for the other "Hare in the Corn" from that great Julia C/ Denis M recording "Star Above the Garter"? They play it after "Rathawaun", which is basically the same tune as given here. Could it be the names got mixed up in the album production?
I noticed it gets played as a single jig at our session.
As given in "The Star Above the Garter", though maybe there was a confusion in the actual order of listing/listening… I’ve a transcription for that ‘other’ and if it isn’t on site here I’ll add it. I’ll also check the two names out to see if there is some way to clarifty this confusion. Mind you, I think I’ve played at least six very different jiggy tunes under this name, and a reel too, maybe even a hornpipe… Anyway ~ "I’ll be back!"
“Ratha Abhann” / “Ratha Ábhann”
I’d like to think something like this is the intention, rather than as given elsewhere - "Rath Amhain"… But I’ve nothing I can find to back this… Maybe someone else does.
“Rathawaun” - agreement down the generations…
Dónal Murphy, Matt Cranitch and Tommy O’Sullivan have the same order for track 2 of their recording “Sliabh Notes”, name to tune. They are in agreement with their sources – Julia Clifford and Denis Murphy. The spelling differs for the third in their set – “The Hair in the Corn”…
I’ll be adding a transcription as soon as I am allowed…
This is often paired as slides with ~ “The Hare in the Corn”
“Rath Amhain” ~ duplication
Key signature: D Major
Submitted on June 7th 2005 by gian marco.
The Hare in the what???
Planxty plays the tune listed here as The Hare in the Corn in a set with The Frost is all Over (aka Kitty Lie Over) and Gander in the Pratie Hole. Mick O’Brien and Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh play the same tune, which they call Rathawaun, in a set with something else called the Hare in the Corn. This has already been discussed above.
On his O’Farrell Meets O’Sullivan album, Jerry plays a slide called The Hagg in the Corner, which sounds nothing at all like the tune listed here. Other than that it happens a slide in Dmix. So what, you say. Well, on his An Phib album, Dicky Deegan plays… wait for it, a slide called the Hare in the Corn. Which sounds nothing at all like the tunes of that name played by Planxty or by Mick and Caoimhin, but it sounds a lot like a three part version of the four part slide on Jerry’s album.
I guess my point is that these tunes can be called whatever you want. Because clearly no one actually knows. Does anyone here know anything about these tunes?
There is some attempt to try to trace the earlier recordings, but the mistakes happen on all counts. People forget, people get confused, people misunderstand ~ and sometimes they shy away from calling yet another tune ‘gan ainm’. Those with gifted with an exceptional way with lifting the music or the luck to have been recorded and highly influential ~ well, in these cases are no different than the rest of us, if not more confused considering the amount of tunes they work up and the amount of playing they do… So, limitations? ~ yes, but, if it can be found and verified, at least the earliest confusion would be the wisest selection… ;-)
Played as a jig, this would go really nicely with those 2 McHugh’s jigs in G on Music At Matt Molloy’s.
T: Hare in the Corn, The  ~ The Fiddler’s Companion c & p
# Posted [above] on May 2nd 2005 by malanstevenson
~ with minor adjustments:
HARE IN THE CORN , THE. AKA and see “The Old Hag in the Corner ,” “Rathawaun.”
T: Hare in the Corn, The 
K: D Major
F2 A AFA | BdB AFE | ~F3 EDE | F2 D DED |
F2 A AFA | B/c/dB AFA | Bcd ecA | ded d3 :|
|: ~f3 fed | g2 e ede | ~f3 fed | a^ga ba=g |
~f3 fed | ~g2 e edB | AB/c/d ecA | ded d3 :|
“The Hare in the Corn” ~ another take
T:The Hare in the Corn
K: D Major
|: A |\
FAA AFA | BdB AFD | FEE EDE | FDC D2 E |
FAA AFA | BdB AFA | Bcd efe | d3 d2 :|
|: g |\
f3 faf | g2 e ede | faf fef | a3 aba |
f3 faf | g2 e edB | ABd efe | d3 d2 :|
“The Hare in the Corn” ~ courtesy of Michael Dunn, Irish fiddler, Lancashire
The following version has interesting differences, especially the B-part, but damned if Michael can remember where he got it from… If anyone has any idea of a similar take I’d love to hear about it, such as a recording or transcription or your own similar take on it…
Michael Dunn is likely the current longest serving and oldest Irish fiddler in Lancashire, a great character and good craic… He loves dancing as much as he does the music, and even when he’s in dire pain he’ll play ~ music or dance, and you’d get hell if you tried to hold him back… Here’s Michael’s take on this:
T:The Hare in the Corn
K: D Major
|: A |\
F2 A AFA | Bcd AFA | B2 E EDE | FDD D2 A |
FAA AFA | Bcd AFA | Bcd efe | d3 d2 :|
|: e |\
fdf faf | ece ece | fdf faf | ecA A2 e |
fdf faf | ece ecA | Bcd efe | d3 d2 :|
Video= “The Hare In The Corn”.
To hear the tune played you can go here=
Is this a version?
As played by Paddy Cronin, Jackie Daly
As played by Paddy Cronin and Jackie Daly on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWQ98jxKo5A&list=LL4KRa4KEaOqgKnuJdvINBYw (5:10 minutes in)
T: Rathawaun, The
F2 A AFA | BdB AFE | F2F EDE | F2 D D2E |
F2 A AFA | BdB AFA | Bcd edc |1 d2A B2A :|2 d3 d2e ||
|: ~f3 fed | g2 e ede | ~f3 fef | a2a bag |
~f3 fed | g2 e edB | ABd edc |1 d3 d2e :|2 d2A B2A ||
Hare in the Corn
A tune with its own collection - really - http://joefago.com/SessionShoppe_StPatSale_CDs_%26_Books.html
X: 9 “The Listry Slide”
S: “Jimmy Doyle & Dan O’Leary: Traditional Music From The Kingdom Of Kerry”
https://thesession.org/recordings/1247 ~ Side B, track 1 (8 of 14), the 1st slide of two
Q: 142 bpm (1 beat = three quavers/eigth notes)
I have also learned this one direct as well from other living sources and situations where the average tempos varied from 130 to 150 bpm (1 beat = three quavers/eighth notes)…
The Hare In The Corn, X:10
The Hare In The Corn, X:11
To be followed a step down by the Hare in the Corn slide and The Hair Fell Off Me Coconut.
The first two more or less make up the Sliabh Luachra National Anthem. Denis and Julia play a nice version but it’s a bit too liberal for transcription.
In the B part, the faf’s should be played with the a as a grace note, and you can often get away without the a at all. When the tune is cranking, I usually play it without the a or as fgf on the B/C so I do not have to switch direction.