Martin Mulhaire's No. 9

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MARTIN MULHARE'S NO. 9 (Ríl Mháirtín Ui Mhaolchéire, Uimhir a Naoi). AKA - "Mulhaire's." AKA and see "Ciaran O' Reilly," "Noreen's," "Ríl Chiarain Uí Rathallaigh," "Roly Poly." Irish, Reel. G Major (Mulvihill, Peoples): D Major (Breathnach, Bulmer & Sharpley, Miller). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Miller, Mulvhill), AA'BB' (Breathnach, O'Malley, Peoples). Composed by Bronx B/C accordion player Martin Mulhaire in the 1950's as "Martin Mulhaire's No. 9.". Mulhaire was originally from Dún an Uchta, east County Galway, and played with the famed Tulla Céilí Band before moving to the United States. It has been set for the pipes by Pipe Major Peter Hewletts in his Music for the Great Pipe. Versions are popular both in the key of 'D' and 'G'.

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"Noreen's" is the title for the tune used by The Kilfenora Céili Band on a 1997 recording.

Source for notated version: Jim Bly (County Roscommon) [Mulvihill].

Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ V), 1999; No. 132, p. 68. Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland vol. 4), 1976; No. 7. Miller (Fiddler's Throne), 2004; No. 219, p. 135 (appears as "Mulhaire's #9). Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 183, p. 50. O'Malley (Luke O'Malley's Collection of Irish Music), vol. 1, 1976; No. 72, p. 36 (appears as "Mulhaire's"). Peoples (Fifty Irish Fiddle Tunes), 1986; 11 (appears as "Mulhaire's).

Recorded sources: Cross Border Media CBMCD 016, Brendan Larrissey - "A Flick of the Wrist" (appears as "Roly Poly"). Green Linnet GLCD 1135, Martin Mulhare (with Jack Coen & Seamus Connolly) - "Warming Up." Green Linnet SIF 1135, Martin Mulhaire, Seamus Connolly & Jack Coen - "Warming Up" (1993). Green Linnet GLCD1182, The Tannahill Weavers - "Choice Cuts 1987-1996." Tommy Peoples - "Traditional Irish Music" (appears as last tune of "Belles of Tipperary" set).

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]




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