Breestheen Mira

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 Theme code Index    13 57 55 34
 Also known as    Brístín Mire (An), Cúnla, Gallagher's Frolics, O'Gallagher's Frolics
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Air/Lament/Listening Piece, Jig/Quadrille
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    6/8
 Structure    AABBCC
 Editor/Compiler    P.W. Joyce
 Book/Manuscript title    Old Irish Folk Music and Songs
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 287, p. 136
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1909
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
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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.

T:Breestheen Mira
R:Song Air and Jig
N:"With Spirit"
B:Joyce - Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (1909)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
D|G2A B2c|d2g fdc|ded d2c|B2d cAF|G2A B2c|
d2g fdc|B2d cAF|GAG G2z::g2a b2g|a2g fdc|
ded d2c|B2d cAG|g2a b2g|a2g fdc|B2d cAF|
G3 G2::B|d2c BAG|d2c Bcd|efg dcB|
ABA A2e|d2c BAG|d2c Bcd|efg d2B|GAG G2z:||