Annotation:Frieze Kneebreeches (The)

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X:1 T:Frieze Knee Breeches, The T:Connaught Rangers (The) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:Rev. James Goodman music manuscript collection (vol. 2, p. 159) N:Canon Goodman was a uilleann piper and cleric who collected primarily N:in County Cork in the mid-19th century F: F:at Trinity College Dublin / Irish Traditional Music Archive Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Amin A2 GG AGFD|A2 GG AdcA|A2 GG AGFD|FEFG AdcA:| d2 gg a2 gg|d2 gg fdcA|d2 gg a2 gg|dcde fdcA| d2 gg a2 gg|abag fefg|afge fdec|dcd fdcA||

FRIEZE KNEEBREECHES, THE. See also "Mountain Lark (4) (The)," "Fuiseog an tSléibhe," "O'Connell's Reel (3)," "Colamór Súgach (An)," "Father Henebry's Reel," "Connacht Rangers (The)," "Lady O'Brien's Reel," "Gauger (2) (The)," "Steampacket (The)." Irish, Reel (cut time). A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Frieze is a type of cloth. Wikipedia [1] records:

Coarse frieze was manufactured in England for export to Ireland in the nineteenth century. "Frieze cloth, a mixed and for the most part an unraised fabric, has been manufactured for a series of years, and continues so to be, probably, in increasing quantity", wrote Samuel Jubb in 1860. "This cloth is heavy and sound, rather than fine in quality. It is made... almost entirely for the Irish trade" Frieze was to be seen Jubb noted impassively, worn so threadbare it was reduced to "the merest expression of threads crossing each other at right angles... on the back of an Irish pig-jobber or that of an Irish reaper.

The reel is contained in vol. 2 (p. 159) of the large mid-19th century music manuscript collection of County Cork cleric and uilleann piper wikipedia:James_Goodman_(musicologist) as "Frieze Knee Breeches." According to Goodman researchers Hugh and Lisa Shields, he obtained the tune from a manuscript collection provided to him by Dublin bookseller John O'Daly[2].

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - James Goodman (1828-1896) entered the tune into his manuscript having obtained it from the music manuscript collections of Seán Ó Dálaigh (John O'Daly, 1800-1878), the great nineteenth-century scribe; compiler and collector of manuscripts; editor; anthologist; publisher of Gaelic verse and stories and founder of societies for the publication of Gaelic literature, best-known today for his volume Poets and Poetry of Munster (1849). O’Daly was born in the Sliabh gCua area of west Waterford and was, like Goodman, a teacher of Irish.

Printed sources : - Hugh & Lisa Shields (Tunes of the Munster Pipers vol. 2), 2013; No. 670.

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