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X:1 T:Jenny's Wedding M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:O'Neill - Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No, 707 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D (3DDD FD ADFD|Adde fded|cAAB =c2 cd|ea{b}ag edcd| (3DDD AF defd|cAAB cdeg|fdec d2 cA|BdAF EDEA|| (3ddd fd adfd|ecAB cdec|(3ddd fd adfd|cdeg fd d2| (3ddd fd adfd|cdef g2 fg|(3agf ge fdec|dBAG FD D2||



JENNY'S/JENNIE'S WEDDING (Banais Shinéad). Irish (originally), American; Reel. D Mixolydian/Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Cole, O'Neill): AABB (Miller, Taylor/Blue). The editor William Bradbury Ryan, of Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883), improbably credits the tune to one "J. Hand", referring to one of two fiddle-playing brothers, Johnny and Jimmy Hand, who apparently were Boston-area stage musicians. [There are other tunes attributed to Hand in the volume that are also predate the musician]. O'Neill's version is quite close to the one printed previously in Ryan's Mammoth. The melody was popularized by County Clare musicians Paddy Murphy and Peter O'Loughlin, according to Leitrim piper Brian McNamara. A strain of this tune shows up in one of O'Neill's unique transcriptions (in Waifs and Strays) of "Pat Tuohey’s Reel" (see note for "Pat Tuohey’s Reel" for more). Mick Conneely gives "New Christmas Eve (1)" as an alternate title.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - set dance music recorded at Na Píobairí Uilleann, late 1980's [Taylor].

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 29. Miller (Fiddler's Throne), 2004; No. 179, p. 113. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; pg. 147. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1479, p. 274. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 707, p. 125. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883. Taylor (Through the Half-door), 1992; No. 25, p. 19. Taylor (Music for the Sets: Blue Book), 1995; p. 30.

Recorded sources : - Cló Iar-Chonnachta Records, CICD 148, Mick Conneely - "Selkie" (2001). Drumlin Records, Brian McNamara - "A Piper's Dream" (2000). Lochshore CDLDL 1215, Craob Rua - "The More that's Said the Less the Better" (1992). Shaskeen - "Atlantic Breeze."

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [3]
Hear accordion player John Regan's recording at the Comhaltas Archives [4], and fiddler Martin Fallon [5]



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