Annotation:Miss Nicoll's Favourite

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X:1 T:Miss Nicoll's Favourite T:Drunken Wives of Fochaber, The M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:Stephen Grier music manuscript collection (Book 2, c. 1883, No. 221, p. 47) 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:G D3E FGAF|GFGA BGAF|D2 DE FGAc|1 decA AGGF:|2 decA AG G2|| fede fgaf|gfga bgag|fdde fgag|1 fdcA AG G2:|2 fdcA BGAF||

MISS NICOLL'S FAVOURITE. Irish, Reel. "Miss Nicoll's Favourite" is contained in Book 2 of the c. 1883 music manuscript collection of County Leitrim piper and fiddler biography:Stephen Grier. Researchers Fr. John Quinn and Conor Ward find cognates as "Clare Reel (The)," "Drunken Maids of Ardnaree," "Drunken Wives of Fochabers (The)," and "Scolding Wife (1) (The)," the oldest of which, "Drunken Wives of Fochabers (The)," can be found fiddler and dancing masterin David Young's 1734 collection. The variant "Scolding Wife (1) (The)" was printed in R.M. Levey's 2nd collection (1873), ten years prior too Grier.

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