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.
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)
Páidin O Raifeartaigh
from the Patrick Street CD "On the Fly"
T: Páidin O Raifeartaigh
|:B2d dBd|e2f gfe||d2B BAG|ABA GED:|
|:DBA A2B|d2B AGE||DBA AGE|G2A GED:||
I found a link to a Russian website where you can hear Dervish doing it. The Rhythm of the lyrics support Nigel’s version.
The Caravan Jig, called "Páidin O Raifeartaigh" here and played by Patrick Street
Starts at 1:44
The Caravan, X:3
Experiment with Bb’s in place of B’s in the 2nd part.
Re: The Caravan