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X:1 T:Murtough Molloy M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:O'Neill - Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 741 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Emin B,EEF GBAG | FDAD BDAD | GFEF GAB^c |1 dBAF GEEz :|2 d^cdB e2 ef || gfef gbag | fdad bdad | gfef gbag | fede feef | gfef gbag | fdad bdad | gfef gfe^c | dBAF GEEz ||



MURTOUGH MOLLOY (Muirceartac Ua Maelmuaid). AKA and see "Big Pat," "Dublin Lasses (2)," "Dublin Reel (2) (The)," "Eight and Forty Sisters," "Gearrchailiu Bhaile Atha Cliath," "Maids of Galway (2) (The)," "Reel (84)," "Tie the Ribbons," "Trim the Bonnet," "Walls of Limerick (2) (The)." Irish, Reel. E Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B (O'Neill/1850): AA'BB' (O'Neill/Krassen). The tune, a member of a large and varied tune family, was entered as an untitled reel (see "Reel (84)") into Book 2 of the large c. 1883 music manuscript collection of County Leitrim fiddler and piper Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894). Irish flute player John McKenna recorded the tune in the 78 RPM era under the title "Maids of Galway." See also the generally similar "Dowd's Favorite (1)."

Additional notes

John McFadden

Source for notated version: - "McFadden" [O'Neill]. Chicago fiddler John McFadden was originally from near Westport, County Mayo, and a musician whose skills at playing and improvisation Francis O'Neill greatly admired.

Printed sources : - Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 62, p. 16 (appears as untitled reel). O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 155. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1522, p. 281. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 741, p. 130.

Recorded sources: -

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



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