Piper's Wedding (1) (The)
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PIPER'S WEDDING , THE (Bainis an Phíobaire). AKA and see "Cathcart's Favourite," "Carton's Reel (2), "Galway Rambler (The)." Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. A variant of the large "Galway Rambler (The)" tune family. Source Fennell had no name for the tune and Brendan Breathnach took the title from Hardebeck’s collection (ii, p. 21). He notes that T. Magilligan, of County Fermanagh, called it “Cathcart's Favourite,” and that it appears in a Limerick manuscript as “Carton's No. 2 Reel.”
Sources for notated versions: whistle player John Fennell (Quilty, Co. Clare, Ireland) [Breathnach]; accordion player Johnny O’Leary (Sliabh Luachra region of the Cork-Kerry border) [Moylan].
Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ II), 1976; No. 177, p. 92. Hardebeck (A Collection of Jigs and Reels vol. 2), Dublin, 1921; p. 21. Moylan (Johnny O’Leary of Sliabh Luachra), 1994; No. 313, pp. 179-180.
See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info