Banish Misfortune (2)

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X:1 T:Banish Misfortune [2] T:Mary of Inistuirk M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig Q:"Allegretto" B:George Petrie - Ancient Music of Ireland, vol. 2 (p. 41) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D (A/G/)|(FE)D F2G|(A>G)A (d>=c)A/G/|(FE)D F2F|(AG)G G2 (A/G/)| (FE)D F2G|(A>G)A (d>=c)A/G/|(FE)D (EA)G|(ED)D D2|| (d/e/)|(f>e)d {f}(ed)^c|(ed)d d2e|(fe)d (ce)d|(cA)=B c2 (d/e/)| (f>e)d/f/ (e>d)^c/e/|(d>c)A/=B/ c2d|(cA)G (EA)G|(DD)D D2||



BANISH MISFORTUNE (OR MARY OF INISTUIRK) [2]. AKA and see "Aineen's Double," "Bacagh of the Wattle (The)," "Cherry Grove Jig (The)," "Coffee and Tea (2)," "Ghaoth Aniar Andeas (An)," "Jimmy the Tailor," "Mary of Inistuirk," "Southwest Wind (The)." Irish, Double Jig. D Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). No apparent relation to "Banish Misfortune (1)." Irish collector George Petrie () printed a version of the tune in 1855 that had been transcribed in London by his friend, sculptor Patrick MacDowell, from the playing of a Munster fiddler. However, Petrie also knew the tune from other sources, notably Galway piper Patrick Paddy Conneely, who told the collector that the tune was of Connemara origin. This statement Petrie found supported by the name of a (somewhat distanced) song version of the melody, called "Mary of Inistuirk," as Inistuirk is the name of an island adjacent to the Connemara coast.

See also Breathnach's CRÉ I, No. 29, "South West Wind (The)." Petrie also published a version of the tune under the title "Bacach na Cleithe" in his Ancient Music of Ireland (Dublin, 1882).

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - "From [the famous sculptor P(atrick)] MacDowell Esq." [1], who had transcribed it in London from the playing of a Munster fiddler [George Petrie].

Printed sources : - George Petrie (Ancient Music of Ireland, vol. 2), 1855; p. 41. Stanford/Petrie (Complete Collection), 1905; No. 755, p. 194.

Recorded sources: -



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