Annotation:Rakes of Drumlish (1)

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X:1 T:Rakes of Drumlish [1], The M:9/8 L:1/8 R:Slip Jig B:Stephen Grier music manuscript collection (Book 3, c. 1883, No. 80, p. 34) 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 BAG EGG EGG|BAG EGG c2A|BAG EGG EGG|AGE GAB c2A:| BAB dBG dBG|BAB dBG c2A|BAB dBG dBG|AGE GAB c2A| BAB dBg dBG|BAB dBG c2A|GBd gfe dBG|AGE GAB c2A||

RAKES OF DRUMLISH [1], THE (Réiceanna Dhroim Lis). Irish, Slip Jig (9/8 time). E Minor (‘A’ part) & G Major (‘B’ part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Drumlish is in County Longford. The word ‘Rakes’ is short for 'rakehell', which itself stems from the Old Icelandic word reikall, meaning "wandering” or “unsettled." See also the related first part of “Swaggering Jig (2) (The).”

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - fiddler and uilleann piper biography:Stephen Grier (Farnaght, Co. Leitrim), who wrote his manuscripts in the 1880's [Breathnach].

Printed sources : - Breathnach (CRÉ IV), 1996; No. 47, p. 23.

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