I recently purchased Lunasa's CD of the same name (and wow do I have a new favorite band now!!) and there is a tune on there that has a style I've not heard before in my short tenure in Irish trad. It's a lovely tune that has really grown on me to the point that I am learning it to include in my repertoire.
The CD jacket lists the track as "Iúil - Frailock (trad)". I did a seach for it on JC's Tunefinder (the ABC is included below) and the title there is "Frailach No. 10". Also in my search the term bulgar came up a lot.
I'd like to see some discussion on:
What does "Iúil" mean? Probably gaelic for ten ;-)
What is the origin of a Frailock or Frailach and is that the style description such as jig or reel? And why the different spellings?
What is bulgar?
Thanks... here's the ABC.
T:Frailach No. 10
A,-DFD D-FAF|G2G-F G-AF2|F-AcA F-AcF|G2G-F G-AF2|\
F-GG-F F-E E-D|D4 D-GF2|
F-GG-F F-EE-D|1 D4 z2 A,2:|2 D4 z2 A2||\
d6 cB|A6-A2| dAdA d2 cB|
A6-A2|d6-c2 e6-d2|dAdA d2cB|\
A4 z2 A2|FGAB ABAB|ABAB A2G2|
G-DD-G G-DD-G| G-DDG GF|F-GG-F F-EE-D|D4 D-BAG|F-GG-F F-EE-D|1 D6 A2 :|2 D6 z2 ||
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