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BARNEY BRALLAGHAN (Bernard Ua Brolcain). AKA and see "Blewitt's Jig," "Master Tailor's Lilt (The)," "Miss Blewit's Jig," "Mrs. Barney Brallaghan," "'Twas on a windy night." Irish, English, American; Hop or Slip Jig (9/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part (O'Flannagan, Raven): ABBCC (White): AABBC (Roche, O'Neill/1850 & 1001): AABBCC (Cole, Kerr, Tubridy): AABBCC' (O'Neill/Krassen). The tune was set to the words "Barney B(r)allaghan's Courtship" by Hudson, c. 1850. An early printing occurs in Patrick O'Flannagan's Hibernia Collection, published by Elias Howe in Boston in 1860 (O'Flnnagan was actually a pseudonym for Howe himself).

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Printed sources: Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 57. Emmerson (Rantin' Pipe and Tremblin' String), 1971; No. 69, p. 155. Giblin (Collection of Traditional Irish Dance Music), 1928; 98. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 2), c. 1880's; No. 229, p. 26. O'Flannagan (The Hibernia Collection), 1860; p. 8. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 83. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1145, p. 216. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 429, p. 84. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 131. Roche (Collection of Traditional Irish Music, vol. 2), 1912; No. 259, p. 26. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883. Tubridy (Irish Traditional Music, Book Two), 1999; p. 42. Westrop (120 Country Dances, Jigs, Reels, Hornpipes, Strathspeys, Spanish Waltz etc. for the Violin), c. 1923; No. 3. White's Unique Collection, 1896; No. 17, p. 3.

Recorded sources: Cottey Light Industries CLI-903, Dexter et al - "Over the Water" (1993).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [2]




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