The Caravan jig

Also known as Paddy O’Rafferty, Páidín Ó Raifeartaigh.

There are 38 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Na Ceannabhain Bhana (a few times), Sixpenny Money (a few times) and Strike The Gay Harp (a few times).

The Caravan has been added to 27 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Caravan
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B2d dBd | e2g gfe | d2B BAG | ABA GED :|
DBA A3 | DBA AGE | DBA A3 | GAG GED :|
X: 2
T: The Caravan
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:B2d dBd|e2f gfe||d2B BAG|ABA GED:|
|:DBA A2B|d2B AGE||DBA AGE|G2A GED:||

Six comments

The Caravan

I learned this a couple of weeks ago at a workshop in Brechin, Scotland, given by Joanie Madden. She also gave it a Gaelic name which sounded like "an carawan". I have searched for it here, but haven’t been able to find it. I don’t know many jigs which are so short.

Kenny was also there, so I wonder if his memory of the tune is much different from mine?

This is the song version of Paddy O’Rafferty, or Paidín Ó Rafearrtaigh! I love it so.

Cheers,
Armand

Dervish does this in a set with the Black Rogue and The Fair Haired Canavans. It’s possible Joanie mixed up the titles an called this Na Ceannabhain Bana which I could see sounding like Carawan, especially if it was further mixed up by accents and the like…

There are some issues I have with the transcription, mostly in the second part. I’ll see if I have time to post the ABCs of the version I play (which comes mostly from Dervish)

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Páidin O Raifeartaigh

from the Patrick Street CD "On the Fly"

X: 2
T: Páidin O Raifeartaigh
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
|:B2d dBd|e2f gfe||d2B BAG|ABA GED:|
|:DBA A2B|d2B AGE||DBA AGE|G2A GED:||