Gallagher's Frolic (3)

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GALLAGHER'S FROLIC [3]. AKA and see "Banner (The)," "Golliher's Frolic," "O'Gallagher's Frolics." Irish, Jig. E Dorian. Standard tuning. AABB. A variant of version #1 and a favorite session tune. O'Neill thought the tune "closely resembled" his printings of "Frieze Breeches (1)/Frieze Britches (1)" and the air "I Buried My Wife and Danced on Top of Her."

Source for notated version: Martin Mulhare, recalled from his playing with the original Tulla Céili Band [Black]; Sligo fiddler Joe O'Dowd, collected by Dr. Edward O. Henry in 1984 [Miller, Treoir].

Printed sources: Black (Music's the Very Best Thing), 1996; No. 350, p. 186. Cranitch (Irish Fiddle Book), 1996; p. 53. Miller (Fiddler's Throne), 2004; No. 47, p. 39. Sing Out, vol. 34, No. 3, Summer 1989; pp. 94-95. Treoir, 1986; vol. 17, No. 4. Tubridy (Irish Traditional Music, Book Two), 1999; p. 38.

Recorded sources: Green Linnett GLCD 1181, Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill - "The Lonesome Touch" (1997).

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




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