Annotation: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 wikipedia: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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