Monaghan Switch (The)
X:1 T:Muìneachan Switch, The T:Monaghan Switch M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel S:Uilliam ua Curthainn, fiddler fof Gleann-Suiligh N:"It is a great favourite with the old men in N:Cill-mac-nEnain, and well known all over Dun-na-nGall." B:Padraig Mac Aodh O'Neill - "Songs of Uladh" (1904, p. 27) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A fg|a2 e>d|cA dB|c/B/A dB|B2 Bf/>g/|a2 ed|cA dB|c/B/A dB|A2A2:| |:=ge af|=ge ef|=ge fd|B2 B>B|=ge af|ge dB|c/B/A dB|A2A2:|]
MONAGHAN SWITCH, THE. AKA - "Muìneachan Switch (The)." AKA and see "Heathery Cruach," "Ladies of Tullybardee (The)," "Johnny Mhosai's Reel," "John Mhosey McGinley's Reel," "John Mosai McGinley's," "Our Boys (1)," "Píobaire Mháire Bháin," "Ríl Sheáin Mhosaí," "Monaghan Twist (The)." Irish, Reel. Ireland, County Donegal. D Major (Feldman & O'Doherty): A Major (Mac Aodh O'Neill). Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB'. The late John and Mickey Doherty, influential Donegal fiddlers, played the tune in the key of D. It appears in 'A' in Padraig Mac Aodh O'Neill's work Songs of Uladh (1904), under the title "The Muìneachan Switch," and was collected by him in 1903 from the playing of Fawans, Kilmacrannan, Donegal, farmer and schoolmaster Proinseas Mac Suibhne, who had learned it from an old Glenswilly fiddler named Llilliam Ua Curthainn. A note in O'Neill's book stated that it was popular with the older folk around Kilmacrennan, and, according to Caoimhin Mac Aoidh (1993), it has become popular again with modern Donegal fiddlers.