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Irish Traditional Music Tune Index
Tune ID#7208 (Maid of Mullaghmore)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Maid of Mullaghmore about these two bars
These two bars are quoted from the transcription in the book CRE 2 (details in the Bibliography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
Reel16ABD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Maid of Mullaghmore, The / Maighdean Mhara an Mhullaigh Mhóir / John Doherty's Reel / Ríl Sheáin Uí Dhochartaigh (2nd in set The Maids of Mullaghmore on DD9) (with high part as intro on DD 9)
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Discography cd

Here is the sole recording of this tune considering only the indexed recordings.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~199112#2
[DD 9] De Dannan. 1/2 Set in Harlem. Frankie Gavin (fiddle, flute, whistle, piano), Aidan Coffey (accordion), Alec Finn (bouzouki, guitar, harmonica), Eleanor Shanley (vocals), Colm Murphy (bodhrán).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Miss Ramsey
DD 9
Played beforeOn Albums
Turnpike
DD 9

Bibliography

Here are all transcriptions of this tune considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order. I have discovered by careful comparison that these are musical matches to this tune as played on the recording listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #134 in [CRE 2] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 2. [available]
As tune #149 in [CRE 3] Breandán Breathnach. Ceol Rince na hÉireann 3. [available]

If you are considering using the above transcriptions to help you learn this tune, I invite you to check these practical Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music. See also: So why do you bother indexing books and abc?

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1965