Mary McMahon

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MARY McMAHON. AKA and see "Boys on the Hilltop (The)," "Clogher Rose," "Foxhunter's Reel (2) (The)," "Micho Russell's Reel (4)," "Noel Hill's," "Sister's Reel (The)." AKA - "Mary McMahon of Ballinahinch." Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB. A favorite session reel, frequently recorded. The Ballinahinch of the title is not the town in Co. Down, but a townland (also spelled Ballynahinch) in the barony of Tulla Upper, and the reel was considered a "signature tune" of the Tulla Ceili Band. County Clare tin whistle player Micho Russell recorded the reel as "Clogher Rose."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ II), 1976; No. 269 (appears as untitled reel). Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland, vol. 2), 1974; No. 24. Miller (Fiddler's Throne), 2004; No. 202, p. 126.

Recorded sources: Green Linnet GLCD 1195, Martin Hayes And Dennis Cahill – "Live in Seattle" (1999). Cherish the Ladies – "Across the Water." Inchecronin - INC 7418, Kevin Taylor with Mary Conroy – "Irish Traditional Music" (1978). Outlet OLP 1011, "The Best of Finbarr Dwyer" (1971). Shanachie 78015, James Keane – "With Friends Like These" (1998). Topic 12TS251, "The Russell Family of Doolin, County Clare" (1971. Appears as "Clogher Rose").

See also listings at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [1]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [2]
Hear/see the tune played by Brid Harper Rafferty & Danny O'Mahoney on youtube.com [3]




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