Annotation:Ladies of Carrick (1) (The)

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X:1 T:Ladies of Carrick [1], The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:Stephen Grier music manuscript collection (Book 3, c. 1883, No. 74, p. 27) B: N:Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894) was a piper and fiddler from N:Newpark, Bohey, Gortletteragh, south Co. Leitrim. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A eAA edc|eAA eaf|eAA edc|fBB fga| eAA edc|eAA edc|fdd ecc|fBB agf:| ecc acc|ecc cad|ecc acc|bBB Baf| ecc acc|ecc efg|fdd ecc|fBB agf| ecc acc|ecc caf|ecc acc|bBB Baf| ecc acc|bcc acc|bcc acc|fBB agf||

LADIES OF CARRICK [1], THE (Na Mna Uasal/Uaisle Ua/o Carraig). Irish, Double Jig. Ireland, County Donegal. A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A popular double jig in County Donegal, recorded by Ceol na dTead. There is a Carrick in south west County Donegal, but there are also other places with the name (derived from the Irish Carraig, or 'rock') in Ireland. "Mysteries of Knock", also called "Pretty Young Girls of Carrick (The)," is a related tune, very similar except for the ends of the strains. The first strain is shared with "Ladies of Carrick (2) (The)," but the second strains differ.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - "Miss Kennedy"--fiddler Ellen "Nellie" Kennedy (Chicago) whose brother, fiddler James Kennedy also contributed to O'Neill's collection. The siblings' father, Peter Kennedy, was a County Leitrim fiddler of local renown from whom she learned this tune [O'Neill]; Francie and Mickey Byrne (County Donegal) [Feldman & O'Doherty].

Printed sources : - Feldman & O'Doherty (The Northern Fiddler), 1979; p. 159. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 43. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 934, p. 174. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 164, p. 42.

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's [1]

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