Rakes of Kildare

This jaunty tune,


was one of the first jigs that I learned to flatpick on my guitar. Even though the key signature is one sharp – the key of G/Em, the tune is actually in Am, so it must be a modal tune of sorts. Either way, it’s a fun tune to work on.

Here is the guitar TAB and notation – Rakes of Kildare – Gtr TAB

If you will notice, there are two pages to this tune, because the B part is played straight through.

I love how this group of musicians plays this set, AND I love the tenor banjo!!

So, yep, get out your guitar at the end of the day, and try this peppy jig! Your feet will tap and it’ll make you feel a little more cheerful.