Bride's Favourite (The)

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 Theme code Index    1311H 2411H
 Also known as    Bride's Favorite (The), Barness Gap, King of the Pipers (The), O'Brien's
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Jig/Quadrille
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    6/8
 Structure    AA'BB'CC
 Editor/Compiler    Tadhg Crowley
 Book/Manuscript title    How to Play the Irish Uillean Pipes
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 24
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1936
 Artist    Leo Rowsome
 Title of recording    King of the Pipers
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Claddagh CC1
 Year recorded    1959
 Score   ()   

BRIDE'S FAVOURITE. AKA and see "Barness Gap," "King of the Pipers (The)," "O'Brien's." Irish, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'CC. This three-part jig is sometimes credited to the great Co. Mayo/New York fiddler John McGrath (1900-1955), although this cannot be verified. "Kip's Jig/Pet of the Pipers" is related in the first strain. The titles of this tune and "Tansey's Favourite (2)" were reversed on the Steeleye Span album "Below the Salt."

Sources for notated versions: sessions from the Regent Hotel, Leeds, England [Bulmer & Sharpley]; New Jersey flute player Mike Rafferty, born in Ballinakill, Co. Galway, in 1926 [Harker].

Printed sources: Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland), 1974, vol. 1, No. 60. Crowley (How to Play the Irish Uillean Pipes), 1936; p. 24. Harker (300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty), 2005; No. 198, p. 61. Mallinson (Enduring), 1995; No. 37, p. 16. Taylor (Music for the Sets: Blue Book), 1995; p. 10. Tubridy (Irish Traditional Music, vol. 1), 1999; p. 36.

Recorded source:

See also listings at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Alan Ng's [2]

T:Bride's Favourite, The
D|~G3 BAB|GBd gdB|AFD cBA|GBd gdB|~G3 ~B3|
GBd gdB|AFD cBA|1 BGF G2:|2 BGF GBd||
|:g2a f2a|gdB GBd|~g3 fed|egf e2f|
~g3 gaf|gdB GBd|AFD cBA|1 BGF GBd:|2 BGF G2D||
|:GBd ~g3|edc BcA|GBd g2g|faf g2a|
bgb afa|~g3 fdf|ed^c def|gaf gdB:||
T:Bride's Favourite, The
B:Crowley - How to Play the Irish Uillean Pipes (1936)
D||(3{c}G{A}G{F}G {B/c/}BAB|GBd gz/d/B|{A/B/}AFD cBA|GBd gz/d/B|
(3{c}G{A}G{F}G {B/c/}BAB|GBd gz/d/B|{A/B/}AFD cBA|{c}BG{F}G {c}G2:||
B/d/|{g/a/g/f/}g2 a/z/ {f/a/f/e/}f2 a/z/|gz/d/B GBd|{g/a/}gfe {f/g/}fed|e/f/gf {e/f/}e2f|
{g/a/g/f/}g2 a/z/ {f/a/f/e/}f2 a|gz/dB GBd|{A/B/}AFD cBA|{c}BG{F}G {c}G2B/d/|
|{g/a/g/f/}g2 a/z/ {f/a/f/e/}f2 a/z/|gz/d/B GBd|{g/a/}gfe {f/g/}fed|e/f/gf {e/f/}e2f|
{b/a/}gfe def|{g/a/}gfe dcB|{A/B/}AFD cBA|{c}BG{F}G {c}G2||
D|GBd {g/a/}gfg|edc {B/c/}BAG|{c}GBd efg|f/g/af {g/a/}g2a|
{b/c'/}bgb {a/b/}afa|{g/a/}geg {f/g/}fdf|edc def|g2 {a/g/a/}g {f}gdB:||

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