Maid in Danger (The)

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X:1 T:Maid in Danger, The M:C L:1/8 R:Reel N:Goodman obtained the tune from the music manuscripts of N:19th century bookseller John O'Daly, according to Hugh & Lisa Shields S:Rev. James Goodman music manuscript collection (vol. 2, p. 150) N:Canon Goodman was a uilleann piper and cleric who collected primarily N:in County Cork from a variety of sources in the mid-19th century F: F:at Trinity College Dublin / Irish Traditional Music Archive Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:C D|(ED)(EG) (AG)(cA)|AGcA AG ED|(ED)(EG) AGcG|GEcE D2D:| eded c2c2|AGAc d2d2|eded c2 cA|GEcE D2D2| eded c2c2|AGAc d2d2|gedc ABcA|BEcE D2D||

MAID IN DANGER, THE. AKA and see "Grant's Strathspey," "Rothiemurchus Rant." Irish, Reel (whole time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune, a version of the Scottish reel/strathspey "Grant's Strathspey" AKA "Rothiemurchus Rant" is contained in vol. 2 of the mid-19th century music manuscript collection of County Cork cleric and uilleann piper James Goodman (musicologist), who obtained it from the music manuscripts of 19th century Dublin bookseller John O'Daly, according to Hugh and Lisa Shields[1]. The melody is also related to the session reel "Graf Spee (The)."

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - James Goodman (1828-1896) entered the tune into his manuscript, having obtained it from the music manuscript collections of Seán Ó Dálaigh (John O'Daly, 1800-1878), the great nineteenth-century scribe; compiler and collector of manuscripts; editor; anthologist; publisher of Gaelic verse and stories and founder of societies for the publication of Gaelic literature, best-known today for his volume Poets and Poetry of Munster (1849). O’Daly was born in the Sliabh gCua area of west Waterford and was, like Goodman, a teacher of Irish.

Printed sources : - Hugh and Lisa Shields (Tunes of the Munster Pipers vol. 2), 2013; No. 653.

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