Faraway Wedding (3) (The)

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X:2 T:Far away Wedding [3], 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 [3], THE. Irish, Jig (6//8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Far Away Wedding [3]" 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.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - The mid-19th century music manuscripts of County Cork cleric and uilleann piper, James Goodman [Shields]

Printed sources : - Kennedy (Jigs & Quicksteps, Trips & Humours), 1997; No. 42, p. 12. O'Farrell (Pocket Companion, vol. III), c. 1808; p. 47. O'Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), 1922; No. 153. Shields/Goodman (Tunes of the Munster Pipers), 1998; No. 190, p. 78.






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