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X:1 T:Banis an Tàiller T:Tailor's Wedding, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:William Gunn - The Caledonian Repository of Music B:Adapted for the Bagpipes (Glasgow, 1848, p. 10) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G e|GGG BGB|d2 e g3|GGG BGB|dBA A<Ae| GGG BGB|d2 e g3|agf g2e|dBA A<A:| |:a|A<Ae edB|d2 e dBA|A<Ae edB|dBA A<Aa| A<Ae edB|d2e g2e|agf g2e|dBA A<A:|]



TAILOR'S WEDDING, THE (Banis an tàiller). AKA and see "Larry Redican's Jig (1)," "Legacy (2) (The)," "Skiver the Quilt (1)." Scottish, Irish; Jig (6/8 time). G Major ('A' part) & E Minor ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The first strain of "Tailor's Wedding", a jig, and Donegal fiddler John Doherty's hornpipe "Knackers of Navan (The)" are similar in melodic contour and are likely cognate, despite the difference in rhythm. The tune is usually called "The Legacy," especially by County Clare musicians, however it is sometimes named in association with 20th century New York musicians, particularly Larry Redican (fiddle) and Jack Coen (flute). The jig has a history both in Scotland and Ireland. In the first half of the 19th century it was printed in Willian Gunn's bagpipe collection as "The Tailor's Wedding," but a decade later it was published by R.M. Levey as "Skiver the Quilt (1)." The Scottish port-a-beul (mouth music) melody "Fosgail an dorms" is cognate in the first strain.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Highland piper Joe Cant [O’Neill].

Printed sources : - William Gunn (The Caledonian Repository of Music Adapted for the Bagpipes), Glasgow, 1848; p. 10. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 848, p. 158. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 109, p. 33. Taylor (Through the Half-door), 1992; No. 54, p. 39.

Recorded sources : - Shaskeen - "Joys of Life."

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]



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