Maud Millar reel

Also known as Donegall Boys, I Wish I Never Knew You, Maud Millar’s, Maude Millar, Maude Miller, Mrs Smullen, Mrs. Smullen’s.

There are 33 recordings of a tune by this name.

Maud Millar has been added to 164 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Maud Millar
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
||gf|edBA GBDE|G2BG dGBd|eBdB A2GA|1 Beed e2:|2 Beed ~e2||
||ge|dega bg~g2|agef gfge|dega bg~g2|aged gage|
dega bg~g2|agef ~g3a|bgaf gfed|Beed efgf||
ABC
X: 2
T: Maud Millar
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
gf|edBA GEDE|G2BG dGBd|e2dB A2GA|Beed efgf|
edBA GEDE|G2BG dGBd|e2dB A2GA|Beed e2ge|
dega bgg2|agef g3e|dega bgg2|aged eage|
dega bgg2|agef g3a|bgaf gfed|Beed e2|
ABC
X: 3
T: Maud Millar
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
edBA GEDE|G2(3BAG DGBd|eBdB A2GA|1Beed efgf:|2Beed e2ge||
dega bgg2|agef gfge|dega bgg2|aged eage|
dega bgg2|agef gfga|bgaf gfed|Beed [Be][df]gf||
ABC
X: 4
T: Maud Millar
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
||gf|edBA GBDE|G2BG dGBd|eBdB A2GA|1 Beed efgf:|2 Beed ~e2ge||
|dggf g3~b|agef g2ed|Bdeg bagb|aged eage|
d~g3 agbg|agef ~g3a|bgaf gfed|Beed efgf||
ABC

Nine comments

The other Maud

I just was playing this tune & realised this setting wasn’t listed here yet. This is based on settings by Mary Bergin, Matt Molloy & Frankie Gavin. Except frankie plays it in D & tunes a half step up putting it in Eb. which brings up the old joke, "Why did they call them ‘De Dannan’, it should have been ‘Eb Dannan’ " hardy har har….

Eb

Heh, you shoulda seen me as a beginning fiddler trying to master all those tricky Eb reels….it took years for my intonation to recover, hehehe.

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Another Version

I was about to post this tune a few days ago, but it is like this:

gf|edBA GEDE|G2BG dGBd|e2dB A2GA|Beed efgf|
edBA GEDE|G2BG dGBd|e2dB A2GA|Beed e2ge|
dega bgg2|agef g3e|dega bgg2|aged eage|
dega bgg2|agef g3a|bgaf gfed|Beed e2|

I got this version from a fiddler in Kilfenora, Clare, and that’s what Michael McGoldrick plays in Eamonn Coyne’s "Through the Round Window."

Lady Ann Montgomery set

At sessions here in Chicago Maud Millar is usually played after Lady Ann and then followed by Molloys. Referred to as the "Lady Ann Montgomery" set.

Maybe you guys should call it the "Lady Maud Molloy" set.

Maud Millar - Mrs Smullen

My transcription from
Packie Duignan & Seamus Horan : "Music from County Leitrim"

edBA GEDE|G2(3BAG DGBd|eBdB A2GA|1Beed efgf:|2Beed e2ge||
dega bgg2|agef gfge|dega bgg2|aged eage|
dega bgg2|agef gfga|bgaf gfed|Beed [Be][df]gf||