Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Mairi's Wedding

Molly has pretty much polished this one or close to it. And, it only cost me 3 Girl Scout cookies this time; thin mint, a classic.

It got me thinking about who was Mairi? And, how lucky she was to have such a cool song named for her wedding. She must've been something else.

Wiki says:

"Mairi's Wedding (also known as Marie's Wedding, the Lewis Bridal Song, or Mairi Bhan) is a Scottish folk song originally written in Gaelic by Johnny Bannerman for Mary McNiven. Written using a traditional Scottish tune, it was first played for McNiven in 1935 at the Old Highlanders Institute in Glasgow's Elmbank Street. Hugh S. Roberton translated the Gaelic version into English in 1936.

It is also a Scottish country dance, 40 bar, reel time."

Anyway, whatever keeps my girl opening up the old violin case to practice as we move toward the 5 year anniversary.

Keep it up, babe!


Holly Nappi Collins said...

Oh, NICE!! I always wanted to learn to play the violin--maybe some day.

Shea's Mom said...

Interestingly, we just made contact with another Celtic player on the island. He didn't pick up a violin until he was in his 30's. It is possible.

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