Kitty's Wedding (1)

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X:1 T:Kitty's Wedding [1] M:C| L:1/8 R:Hornpipe B:O'Neill (DMI) K:D fe | d2 Bd A2 FA | BAFA D2 ED | B,DA,D DFBF | AFDF E2fe | d2Bd A2FA | BAFA D2 ED | B,DA,D DFBA | FAEF D2 :| |: fg | afed bafd | Adfd edBd | DFAd Fade | fadf e2 fg | afed bafd |Adfd edBd | DFAd FAdf | eABc d2 :|



KITTY'S WEDDING [1] (Banais Caitilin). AKA and see "Belle of Lexington," "Belle Election," "Hauling Home (The)," "Killarney Wonder (2)," "Mrs. Smith's Reel," "Smith's Delight." Irish, Hornpipe; American, Reel. USA, West Virginia. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Mallinson, Phillips, O'Neill, Taylor, Tubridy): AA'BB' (Moylan). The first half of this tune appears in Bayard (1981) as the first parts of an untitled "Square Dance" (No. 537, p. 477-478) and "Sugar in the Gourd" (No. 355, p. 354; a floating title). See also note for "Smith's Reel" or "Smith's Delight" for more, especially as played on Cape Breton.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - accordion player Johnny O'Leary (Sliabh Luachra region of the Cork-Kerry border) [Moylan]; William Franklin George (W.Va.) [Phillips]; set dance music recorded live at Na Píobairí Uilleann, mid-1980's [Taylor].

Printed sources : - Mallinson (100 Enduring), 1995; No. 81, p. 34. Moylan (Johnny O'Leary), 1994; No. 284, pp. 162-163. O'Neill (O'Neill's Irish Music), 1915; No. 335, p. 165. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 175. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1602, p. 297. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 846, p. 146. Peoples (Fifty Irish Fiddle Tunes), 1986; 27. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 1, 1994; p. 133. Taylor (Music for the Sets: Yellow Book), 1995; p. 24. Tubridy (Irish Traditional Music, vol. 1), 1999; p. 14.

Recorded sources: - John Whelan (et al) - "The Big Squeeze."

See also listings 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 recordings by Kieran Kelly's Céilí Band [4] and Martin Byrnes and Molly Higgins [5] (2nd tune in set) at the Comhaltas Archive.



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