O'Neill - Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, Volume 1, Issue 1, Page 49

O'Neill - Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, Volume 1, Issue 1, Page 49
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periodical Publisher
1922
periodical Editor
O'Neill, Capt. Francis
periodical Title
O'Neill - Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody
volume Number
1
issue Content
7o SPECIAL DANCES SPECIAL DANCES 71Merrily Kissed the Quaker Rosin the BowFor over a century the above name has been associated with atune or Special Dance in Ireland, but no song or verserelating thereto has been traced. In OFarrells Pocket Cornpa%ionfort/&e frisk or (Mien Pipes 1804-10, we find tile tune Sergt .Jas. ONeill MSH.with name annotatedNew Sett Irish Continuing the investigation we discover that Merrily Dance the Quaker prob _________ _________ __________ __________ ________ __________ _________ __________ _______ably the original tune)was printed in No.7 of Rrelaner8C olleetion fScots Reeis,orCoantry Dences issued in 1760. The tra- _________ _________ J j. J _______ditioeal version in North Keri-y taken from the Rice-Walsh Mss.serves to illustrate how far a tune may deviate from theoriginal in a few generations. INlerrily lDarice the Qualcer ________ ________ _________ _____ _______ ____ ________ ____ ________________ _______ _______ _____________ _______ J F F I i F ________________ Rremizer C olleetiom of&ots Reels or Uou ttry Da, ces 1760.111 J j J. J. :I ______ __ _____ ______ _____ __________ J. F J. : I : F ____ J.Jt rrrH rr_______ ____ __ : h :_________ rr r rr ___________________ _________________ ________________ ___________ The nameRosin the Bowhas clung to the writers memory since childhood, and the tune lke the song aboutOld Rosin the Bow(a nickname for the fiddler) may have passed into oblivion, had not the melody been fortui-tously found recently in a faded miscellaneous Mss. Collection long discarded by Sergt.James ONeill. A version____________________ _____ _______________ _______________ _______________ __________ Old Irish Folk Ztfusic and Soa s 1909.____ ____________ 4 , ____________ . r ofitIf nd isprinted inJoyes Tulloch G-orrnSupplied by Off.William WalshMerrily Kiss the Quaker ___ __ _____ ________ ________ ________(NewSettlrish) OarrPocket o pa io 1804-10. _____ r cr E r r112 ___ r ___ ___ ___ r n 115 ___ ; r _______ r+ : 4: s : ____________ __ _________ : rE rr fl r.r rr r rJ r0 1rt rtr rr r ________ _______________ r. _ ri n ______ I rMerrily Kiss the Quaker ____________ __________ __________ ____________ ____ ________ ___ ___ Rice-Walsh Mss. J r .r p r r r- _____ _____ ____ ____ JJ ___113 ___ - : ______ : : ii - r ! rr r r.S I____ _______ ____ r.i r r F_________ _________ r 4 h Sometimes written Tulloch Gorum o-r Tullagorumthis famous s rathspey first published in Robt Brem-ners Collection of Scots Reels or Country Dances) Edinbur k 1757 was composed by William Marshall ,butler andhouse stewart in the service of the Duke of Gordon for thirty years. His tunes were plagiarized ruthlessly by con-___________ ___________ ___________ _______ _____ ___________ ________ temporaries. In the words of Robert Burns, Marshall wasthe first composer of stratlispeys in the age The1 . J : j : , ___ : J. : : rgrace notes peculiar to pipe music are omitted in this setting. A clergyman at Linshart, Rev. John Skinner com-posed songs to Tulloch Gorumand several others of Marshalls tunes.
issue Number
1
page Number
49
periodical Author
O'Neill, Capt. Francis
issue Publication Date
1980-01-01T00:00:00
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O'Neill - Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody

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