Wedding at Ballyporeen

DESCRIPTION: The singer asks the muses' help to describe the wedding. The guests are listed. After the ceremony, the great feast is devoured. The bride is nervous; her mother tells her to be happy; she'd marry again if she could. A happy if exaggerated occasion
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1825 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 17(329b))
KEYWORDS: wedding humorous party mother food
FOUND IN: Ireland Canada(Mar,Newf) Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Greig 47, pp. 1-2, "The Wedding o' Ballaporeen" (1 text)
GreigDuncan3 619, "The Wedding of Ballaporeen" (3 texts, 3 tunes)
SHenry H93, pp. 72-73, "The Wedding at Ballyporeen" (1 text, 1 tune)
Mackenzie 140, "The Wedding of Ballyporeen" (1 text)
O'Conor, pp. 63-64, "The Wedding of Ballyporeen" (1 text)
WolfAmericanSongSheets, #2528, p. 171, "The Wedding of Ballyporeen" (2 references)

Roud #3277
RECORDINGS:
Jack Swain, "The Wedding at Bally Poreen" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Harding B 17(329b), "Wedding of Ballyporeen," W. Armstrong (Liverpool), 1820-1824; also Harding B 28(183), Harding B 11(3505), Harding B 11(3506), 2806 b.11(38), Harding B 16(302b), Harding B 11(3964), Harding B 28(183), Harding B 25(2020), "Wedding of Ballyporeen"; Harding B 11(4075), "The Wedding of Ballpoyreen [sic]"
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Blythesome Bridal" (theme)
SAME TUNE:
Ballinamona Ora [pr Ballymona Orah] (per broadside Bodleian 2806 b.11(38) and Greig)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Ballaporeen
File: HHH093

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