New Pair of Shoes (The)
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NEW PAIR OF SHOES, THE (Na Brogaide Nuada). Irish, Double Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (O'Neill/1850): AABB' (O'Neill/Krassen).
Source for notated version: O'Reilly [O'Neill]. It is not known which 'O'Reilly' was O'Neill's source for the tune. However, the O'Reilly that receives the most attention in his Irish Minstrels and Musicians (1913) is blind piper Martin O'Reilly, of County Galway, of whom there is a biographical sketch on pp. 239-240, and a half-tone photograph.
Printed sources: O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 29. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 824, p. 153.