Maids of Tullyknockbrine (The)
X:1 T:Maids of Tullyknockbrine, The M:4/4 L:1/8 Q:100 R:reel N:transcribed by Bill Black from the James/John Kelly recording (Tara 1008). K:G G2 dc BDGB |dGBc ecAF | G2 dc Bcde | dBcA BGGD | G2 dc BDGB| dGBc ecAF | G2 dc Bcde | dBcA BGBd || egfg egfe | ^cdfd adfd | egfg efga | (3bag af gfef | ebge bge^c | defd Adfd | G2 dc Bcde | dBcA BG G2 ||
MAIDS OF TULLYKNOCKBRINE, THE. AKA and see "Humors of Tullyknockbrine (The)," "James Byrne's Reel (2)," "Jamesy Byrnes' Downfall," "Paddy's Trip to Scotland (1)," "Rat in the Thatch (The)," "Siobhán O'Donnell's No. 3." Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB, AA’B. According to Caoimhin Mac Aoidh, the Kelly's source (see notation) was Donegal fiddler John Doherty, who was the source of the "Maids" title. Tullyknockbrine is a Donegal townland on the southern slopes of the Croaghs Mountains in the vicinity of Reelin Bridge. The tune is well-known by the alternate title "Rat in the Thatch (The)."