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).