Irish Frolic (The)
X:1 T:Irish Frolic, The M:9/8 L:1/8 S:appears as untitled tune in the Stephen Grier ms. (Co. Leitrim) K:Amix A2a e2c e2c|A2a e2c dBG|A2a e2c e2c|BGB g2e dBG:| |:c2A (3ABcA c2A|c2A (3ABcA dBG|c2A (3ABcA c2A|BGB g2e dBG:||
IRISH FROLIC, THE. AKA and see "Up with Aily (2),' "We're gayly yet." Irish, Slip Jig (9/8 time). A Mixoldyian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune appears as an untitled slip jig in Breathnach's Ceol Rince na hÉireann IV (1996, No. 37), from Book 3 of the large c. 1883 music manuscript collection of County Leitrim fiddler and piper Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894), where it is also untitled. Grier was a piper and fiddler from County Fermanagh whose manuscript dates from the early 1880's. Breathnach finds the tune cognate with "Up wi't Ailly Now" in Glasgow publisher James Aird's Selections (1782).
Compare also with Alexander Duff's "Slip Jig (11)," which is cognate in the first strain, and harmonically similar in the second.