The Raheen reel

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

There are 10 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Raheen has been added to 8 tune sets.

The Raheen has been added to 46 tunebooks.

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Three settings

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||
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,||
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