Faraway Wedding (3) (The)
X:2 T:Far away Wedding , The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:O'Farrell - Pocket Companion, vol. III (c. 1808) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D A | FDD ADD | FDD AGF | GEE BEE | GEE BAG | FDD ADD | FDD AGF | G2A B2A | BdF E2D :| |: FGA dcd | FDD AGF | GEE BEE | GEE BAG | FGA dcd | FDD AGF | G2A B2A | BdF E2D :||
FAR AWAY WEDDING , THE. Irish, Jig (6//8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Far Away Wedding " can be found in the large mid-19th century music manuscript collection of County Cork Church of Ireland cleric and uilleann piper James Goodman (musicologist) (1828-1896) and in the mid-19th century music manuscript collection of Sliabh Luachra musician D. Curtin. The jig is a member of an old tune family that appears to be of Scottish/English provenance, with many of its variants having Borders associations. The first strain is a transposed cognate with (and probably derived from) "Wright's Rant", published by Robert Bremner c. 1757. The second strains of the tunes are similarly related, albeit with a bit more distance between the melodies, but harmonically and structurally correspondent. Compare also with London music publisher Daniel Wright's "Faraway Wedding (1) (The)," a 9/8 setting of similar melodic material.