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MARRY THE PIPER, GIRL (Pas an Piobaire a Cailin). Irish, March (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (O'Neill): AABB (Kerr). The tune also appears in the mid-19th century music manuscript collection of County Cork uilleann piper and Church of Ireland cleric James Goodman [1]. The first strain is melodically similar to that of "Miss J. Somervell’s Favourite Strathspey" AKA "Lord Lovat's Strathspey", albeit in a different rhythm, and may be cognate. The second strains are unrelated.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: P.M. Haverty (One Hundred Irish Airs vol. 2), 1858; No. 145, p. 66. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 2), c. 1880's; No. 234, p. 26. R.M. Levey (First Collection of the Dance Music of Ireland), 1858; No. 97, p. 38. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1822, p. 342.

Recorded sources: Lolly Cross - "Celtic Wind" (2010).




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