Breeches Mary jig

Also known as Maire An Briste.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Breeches Mary appears in 2 other tune collections.

Breeches Mary has been added to 19 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Breeches Mary
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:=f|eA{B}A {d}BGG|{A}GBd {e}dcB|eg{a}g dg{a}g|{d}BGB dcB|
eA{B}A {d}BG{A}G|{F}GBd {e}dcB|e/f/ge {e}dcB|cAA {B}A2:|
|:e|{^d}eaa {b}a^ga|egg {a}ged|ea{b}a {g}a^ga|{d}BAB dcB|
eaa {b}a^ga|eg{a}g {f}ged|e/f/ge {e}dcB|cAA {B}+A,2A2+:|
X: 2
T: Breeches Mary
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
eAA BAB|GBd dBd|egg dgg|BAB GBd|
eAA BAB|GBd dBd|e/f/ge dBA|BGG G2:|
eaa bag|egg ged|egg dgg|BAB GBd|
eaa bag|egg ged|e/f/ge dBA|BGG G2:|

Four comments

Breeches Mary

A great old tune from the O’Neill collection, I heard it played by Brian McNamarra on pipes accompanied by Grainne Hambly on harp.
This arrangement of the tune is not particulary his style (of ornamentation), it is inspired by the piping of the great Leo Rowsome.

“Breeches Mary” ~ rescued duplication

Key signature: G Major
Submitted on October 31st 2008 by Jeremy Hughes.

X: 2
T: Breeches Mary
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Gmaj
|: g |\
eAA BAB | GBd dBd | egg dgg | BAB GBd |
eAA BAB | GBd dBd | e/f/ge dBA | BGG G2 :|
|:d |\
eaa bag | egg ged | egg dgg | BAB GBd |
eaa bag | egg ged | e/f/ge dBA | BGG G2 :|

Tune as taught by Yvonne Kane of Galway, Ireland, in fiddle class at the August Heritage Irish Week 2007 Summer Session.

# Posted on October 31st 2008 by Jeremy Hughes

~ tunes/display/9044

Sorry Jeremy, I forgot to axe the live link bit ~ http:// ~ etc…

+A ~ Augusta Heritage Center: Music, Dance, Craft, Folklore

A+ ~ putting the ‘a’ in one of America’s most prized and longest running celebrations of culture, thanks to Jeremy Hughes letting me know he’d forgotten the ‘a’ in the cut-n-paste I did above. That allows me to make a nod of appreciation and respect toward a great center events, by all accounts I’ve ever heard… May they live long and prosper \V/ 😉

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