BREESTHEEN MIRA. Irish, Song Air and Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. A version of "Gallagher's Frolics," "O'Gallagher's Frolics," the title is an 'Englished' (phonetic) version form of "Frieze Breeches." Breathnach (in his first volume of Ceol Rinnce na hEirreann) prints a setting under the Irish title, "An Brístín Mire" and is of the opinion that P.W. Joyce's third part is a stray attachment from another melody. As a song air the melody is best known as Connemara song, "Cúnla," although usually set in the key of 'D' (mixolydian). George Petrie's song of the name, "Cunnla," is a minor setting (in 'G') of which the first part corresponds to Joyce's "Breestheen Mira."
Printed source: Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 287, p. 136.
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