Hmm, I am surprised this one wasn’t in the data base already. I have it on a Willy Clancy CD, and have heard it at the session I go to off and on. I decided to learn it ages ago, but have let it slip from my repetoire. Thanks for reminding me of it, I should re-learn it.
Maybe you already knew it as Larry Redican’s. .php/2324
I learned this version from the Lands End CD. Its pretty nice.
Also called The Tailors Wedding
Here it is
T: Legacy, The
G3 BAB|ggd gab|G3 BAB|dBG A3|G3 BAB|ggd gab|age eeg|1dBG A3:|2dBG ABd|:e3 edB|d3 dBd|ege edB|d2 B ABd|e3 edB|dBd def|g3 ege|dBG A3:|
I fell in love with this tune when I first heard it off a Willie Clancy cd, and now I love playing it even more.
It’s on an album called Dragonfly by An Dochas — it’s a great take on an old classic.
I’ve been hooked on this tune for weeks. I love playing it after "Lark on the Strand": https://thesession.org/tunes/1634
You can listen to June McCormack and Michael Rooney play the tune: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/ceilihouse/rams/2006/4february.smil (starts around 24:20)
From Ceili House Archive 2006: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/ceilihouse/1075154.html
By the way, it’s on Jack and Charlie Coen’s "The Branch Line" CD that this tune appears as "Larry Redican’s."
Here’s a nice version of the tune - it’s the second in the set
Here’s the old Scottish version of this jig.
T: The Tailor’s Wedding
|: e | GGG BGB | d2e g3 | GGG BGB | dBA A2e |
GGG BGB | d2e g3 | agf g2e | dBA A2 :|
|: e | A2e edB | d2e dBA | A2e edB | dBA A2e |
A2e edB | d2e g2e | agf g2e | dBA A2 :|
The second part (or a variant) of this tune also appears in this ‘Saddle the Pony’: https://thesession.org/tunes/307
This tune is not only included in O’Neill (both ‘1850’ and ‘1001’) under the title ‘The Tailor’s Wedding’, but shows up (with parts reversed) as ‘Skiver the Quilt’ in the older Levey Collection of the Dance Music of Ireland (1858). Anyone know what "skiver" means?
"Anyone know what "skiver" means?"
The quilt must be made of leather, as to skive is to pare thin slices of leather - skiver would mean the same. It’s from the Norse.
One use of the word I’ve come across dates from the American Revolution and seems to refer to bayoneting , so perhaps piercing.
"After three such volleys, the Americans retreated. Believing the militiamen to be fleeing, Tarleton’s men surged after them, only to run into a fourth deadly volley, laid down by Continentals posted in a second line behind the militiamen. Morgan then unleashed his cavalry, which materialized from behind a ridge; the horsemen, slashing with their sabers, bellowed "Tarleton’s quarter." The "shock was so sudden and violent," one rebel would recall, that the British quickly retreated. Many threw down their weapons and ran, said another, "as hard…as a drove of wild Choctaw steers." About 250 of the British, including Tarleton, escaped. Many of those who could not flee fell to their knees, pleading for their lives: "Dear, good Americans, have mercy on us! It has not been our fault, that we have SKIVERED so many." The cavalrymen showed little mercy, an American, James Collins, reported later in his memoirs, attacking both armed and unarmed men, sweeping the battlefield like a "whirlwind."
"One use of the word I’ve come across dates from the American Revolution and seems to refer to bayoneting , so perhaps piercing"
Well spotted! Having looked it up in the OED, it seems this is likely the original spelling of ‘skewer’, though with the same origin as the usage related to slicing leather (O.N. skifa - cut or slice). If you hear a Dane say ‘skive’, it is close to the way ‘skewer’ is pronounced in English.
Not quite sure why you’d skewer a quilt, however - could be bayonet practice!
Here’s my Hammered Dulcimer & Concertina version of ~ The Legacy:
“Fosgail An Dorus” ~ all in the family - early roots
Submitted on October 3rd 2008 by bogman.
Through the process of association ~courtesy of FIDDLE4 / nicholas & Will Harmon
~ in discussion 😉
Discussion: old Irish jig Title ?
# Posted on February 24th 2012 by FIDDLE4
The Legacy, X:4
I heard this recently in F at a session in East Clare.
I learn this version from the playing of Dana Lyn and Kyle Sanna live version of a set from their inspiring album "The Great Arc".