Ribbonman's March

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X:1 % T:Ribbonman's March M:2/4 L:1/8 R:March N:Stanford thought it might be possible that all the high N:'g' notes in the second part were natural. B:Stanford/Petrie - Complete Collection (1905, No. 993) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A E|A>B cd|e>f ed|cA d/c/B/A/|GE E>G| A>B cd|e>f ed|cA B/c/d/B/|cAA|| f|=g>a ef|=g>a ge|cA d/c/B/A/|GE E2| g>e ef|g>a ge|cA B/c/d/B/|cA A>f| g>e ef|g>a ge|cA d/c/B/A/|GE E>E| A/G/A/B/ cd|e/d/e/f/ e/d/c/B/|cA B/c/d/B/|cAA||



RIBBONMAN’S MARCH, THE. Irish, March (2/4 time). A Major/Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The may refer to the 19th century Ribbonmen [1] of Ireland, an agrarian populist (but secret) movement that opposed the Orange (Protestant) order. Its objective was to prevent landlords from changing or evicting their tenants.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - “Set by W. Forde. From Mr. Pigot’s MS” [Stanford/Petrie]. William Forde (c.1795–1850) was a collector and musician from County Cork who also spent time in London. He amassed a substantial collection of unpublished song airs and other tunes, as well as some one hundred and fifty tunes from piper Hugh O'Beirne. John Edward Pigot [2] (1822–1871) was an Irish music collector and lawyer who also salvaged a number of unpublished melodies.

Printed sources : - Stanford/Petrie (Complete Collection), 1905; No. 993, p. 253.

Recorded sources: -



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