Molloy's Favourite (3)

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MOLLOY'S FAVOURITE [3] (Ríl Uí Mhaolmhuaidh). AKA - "Malloy's Favorite," "Molloy's," "Molloy's Reel," "Mulloy's Reel." AKA and see "Irish Girl (6) (The)." Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune was recorded in New York in 1928 by button accordion player Peter J. Conlon as "Irish Girl (6) (The)," and by fiddler Paddy Killoran as "Malloy's Favorite" in 1936. It is sometimes attributed to Killoran, although the earlier recording under the alternate title suggests it may not be his composition. The tune is frequently played in a set with "Maude Miller (1)" and "Lady Ann Montgomery."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - fiddler Tommy Potts (Ireland) [Breathnach]; fiddler John Doherty (1895-1980, County Donegal) [Feldman & O'Doherty]. Brendan Mulvihill (Baltimore, Md.) [Mulvihill].

Printed sources : - Breathnach (CRÉ I), 1963; No. 138, p. 55. Feldman & O'Doherty (The Northern Fiddler), 1979; p. 77 (appears as "Untitled Reel" at top of page). Lyth (Bowing Styles in Irish Fiddle Playing, vol. 1), 1981; 70. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 54, p. 14 (as "Molloy's Reel").

Recorded sources: -Decca 12077A (78 RPM), Paddy Killoran (1936. Second tune in medley with "Sligo Maid").

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]



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