The Raheen reel

Also known as Galway Shawl, Jack Coen’s, Pip Murphy’s, Seán Walsh’s.

There are 12 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

The Raheen appears in 1 other tune collection.

The Raheen has been added to 10 tune sets.

The Raheen has been added to 46 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: The Raheen
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
~D3F ED[BB,][DA]|[D2A2]DE FA~A2|Beed efde|f2ef dBAF|
~D3F ED[BB,][DA]|[D2A2]DE FA~A2|Beed efdB|1AFEF D2FE:|2AFEF D2dB||
ABde ~f2ef|afdf edBd|ABde f2bf|afeg fddB|
ABde ~f2ef|afdf edBc|dedB AFaf|1egfe d2dB:|2egfe dBAF||
2
X: 2
T: The Raheen
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D3F EDB,A,|D2DE FAA2|Beef e2de|fdef dBAF
D3F EDB,A,|D2 DE FAA2|Beef e2dB|
1 AFEF D2FE:|2 AFEF D3A||:
Adde f2fg|afdf edBd|Adde f2fg|afdf e3d|
Adde f2fg|afdf edBc|d3B ABdB|
1 AF EF D3A:|2 AF EF D3A,||
3
X: 3
T: The Raheen
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D2 DF EDB,A,|D2 DE FA A/A/A|Beef e2 de|f2 ed BAFE|
D/D/D DF EDB,A,|DCDE FA A/A/A|Beef e/f/e dB|1 AFEF DGFE:|2 AFEF D2 FG||
ABde ~f3g|afdf edBd|ABde fedf|afdf e/f/e dB|
ABde ~f3g|afdf edBA|dcdB AddB|1 AFEF D2 FG:|2 AFEF DGFE||
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Ten comments

Source: Up And Away by Paul Smyth
Transcription: Gian Marco Pietrasanta

Thanks, Gian Marco. I was just thinking about requesting the tune. Paul Smyth and Michael Cooney’s flute and pipes duet is superb!

T:Raheen
M:4/4
L:1/8
S:Kevin Burke - Up Close
R:reel
N:
D:
Z:gian marco pietrasanta
K:D
D3F EDB,A,|D2DE FAA2|Beef e2de|fdef dBAF
D3F EDB,A,|D2 DE FAA2|Beef e2dB|
1 AFEF D2FE:|2 AFEF D3A||:
Adde f2fg|afdf edBd|Adde f2fg|afdf e3d|
Adde f2fg|afdf edBc|d3B ABdB|
1 AF EF D3A:|2 AF EF D3A,||

Lovely reel - great melody!

This tune is one of three that Kevin Burke got from the harmonica-playing Murphy family of Wexford (?). He recorded them together with the Murphy’s as The Raheen Medley. This tune is, I think, the last in the set. The second is The Trip to Cullenstown, https://thesession.org/tunes/2996, and the first is a tune in A-dorian, for which I do not have a name, and which does not seem to have been posted here yet. I will post it if anyone can give me a name for it.

Jack Coen’s

The Mulcahy Family recorded this tune as "Jack Coen’s."

Raheen

Another setting, based in part on Kevin Burke’s playing.

T: Patrick Street
T: Raheen, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
D: Live from Patrick Street
K: D
D2 DF EDB,A,|D2 DE FA A/A/A|Beef e2 de|f2 ed BAFE|
D/D/D DF EDB,A,|DCDE FA A/A/A|Beef e/f/e dB|1 AFEF DGFE:|2 AFEF D2 FG||
ABde ~f3g|afdf edBd|ABde fedf|afdf e/f/e dB|
ABde ~f3g|afdf edBA|dcdB AddB|1 AFEF D2 FG:|2 AFEF DGFE||

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The raheen

Hi, i learned the tune the raheen reel from the playing of Pip Murphy from County Wexford. Its a composition of his father’s - Phil. The notation here is of a different tune which Phil and his sons play in a set with it - this one was recorded by Karen Tweed, as far as i know, as the Raheen.

The Raheen which is on my own recording, and the one Phil Murphy wrote is:

CABG A-AB CABG AGEF G-GF GABC dBGB d-dB
CABG A-AB CABG AGEF GABd g-ge dBGB A -

eaag a-ag edef gddg edef g-gf edef gedg
eaag a-ag edef gddg edef g-ge dBGB A—

Sorry i don’t usually write out tunes like that! it might be of interest to some people.

Le dea-ghuí
Aoife