A year or so ago, Jane suggested this lovely jig to me but I couldn’t connect with it, but recently I learned Out on the Ocean and having listened now to Martin Hayes playing Carraroe into Out on the Ocean, I was grabbed… and took to it in a mystification of my earlier difficulty. Which just proves that even if you think you can’t learn a tune by ear (like me), listening to the tune does make a huge difference to how easy it is to learn.
Of course, I recommend listening to Martin Hayes playing it as it’s lovely, but you might also enjoy some of these other interpretations that I’ve found on youtube. Also from thesession.org I found a link to where you can hear the earliest recording of Carraroe, from 1931, played by the Ballinakill Traditional Dance Players of East Galway
Download the pdf here