This great Michael Rooney composed tune is demonstrated by Garry Shannon on the Comhaltaslive programme (28 March to 3 April 2005) at http://www.comhaltaslive.ie. However, he plays it in G as shown below. On checking Michael’s CD "Draiocht" I found that he plays it in "F" so "you pays your money and makes your own choice" !!
G2B BAG ABc|d2g gfd BcA|G2B BAG ABc|A2d ded BcA|!G2B BAG ABc|d2g gfd BcA
|G2B BAG ABc|A2d dgd fga|!
b2a bge dgb|a2a aga bgd|e2e edB ABc|d2d dgd fga|!b2g gba ged|e2e ede gdB
|A2A ABG ABc|d2d dgf dcA||
That G one is a different tune - Gort Na Mona - not a different setting of this one, altho’ they’re both v similar.
Re: Tigh Rabhartaigh
Would anyone have any info about the actual Rafferty house or Raffertys themselves and whether or not it is a fictional/non fictional setting for this nice (and very playable) little tune? Thanks in advance.
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