Mulhaire’s reel

Also known as Ciaran O’Reilly, Ciaran O’Reilly’s, Lavery’s No. 2, Martin Mulhaire’s, Martin Mulhaire’s #9, Mulhaire’s #1, Mulhaire’s #9, Mulhaire’s No 9, Mulhaire’s No. 1, Mulhaire’s No. 9, Mulhaire’s Petticoat, Mulhaires, Mulhare’s, Mulhare’s #9, Mulhare’s No. 9, Noreen’s, The Old Thatched House, The Rising Sun.

There are 70 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Grandpa Tommy’s Ceili Band (a few times), The Pope’s Toe (a few times).

Mulhaire's has been added to 137 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Mulhaire's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F2AF DFAF|G2BG DGBd|ceAc eAcA|dcde fdAG|
F2AF DFAF|GBB2 dBB2|Acef gAce|1 eddc dBAG:|2 eddc defg|
|:a2fd adfd|adfd edB^d|e^def gfga|bee2 bege|
a2fd adfd|adfd edBA|F2AF GBdB|AFEF D4:||
ABC
X: 2
T: Mulhaire's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:DC|B2,DB, G,B,DB,|C2EC G,CEG|FADF ADFD|GFGA BADC|
|B2,DB G,B3,|CE3 GE3|DFAB cAFG|AGGF G2:|
|:Bc|d2BG dGBG|dGBG AGDG|AGAB cBcd|eA(3AAA eAce|
|d2BG dGBG|dGBG AGED|B,A,B,D CEGE|DB,CA,G,2:|
ABC
X: 3
T: Mulhaire's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AdAF DFAF | G2 BG DGBd | cAeA ceAc | dcde fdAG|
AdAF DFAF | GB ~B2 dB ~B2 | Ae ~e2 gece |1 ~e2 ce dBAG :|2 ~e2 ce defg ||
|:a2 (3fed ad ~d2 | adfd edBd | edef gfga | bee^d efgb |
a2 (3fed ad ~d2 | Adfd edBA | FA ~A2 GBdB |1 AFGE D4:|2 AFGE D2 FG ||
ABC
X: 4
T: Mulhaire's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F2AF DFAF|G2BG DGBG|cAec AecA|(3Bcd de fdAG|
F2AF DFAF|GBB2 dBB2|Ae e2 gecA|1 (3Bcd dc dBAG:|2 (3Bcd dc defg|
|:a2fd Adfd|Adfd edBd|e3f g3a|b3g b3g|
a2fd Adfd|Adfd edBA|FA A2 GBdB|AFEF D4:||
# Added by JACKB .
ABC
X: 5
T: Mulhaire's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DE | FAFD FAFG | BGdG BDce | AceA cedc | defd AGFA |
FDFA FG | B3 d | B3 Acef |gAcd eddcd :|
efg | afda dfda | dfde dBde | defg fgab | efeb egea |
fdad fdad | fded BAFA | FGBd BAFE | FD3 :|
ABC

Thirteen comments

Learnt this yesterday and transcribed it from a tape of the lesson.

I would put an ornament (roll or triplet) on the 2nd and 4th beats of bar 6 of the A part, and a trpilet on the 2nd beat of the 4th bar of the B part.

Anyone know how to play a "trpilet" - same as a triplet? :-)

Perhaps it’s more accurate to say I was taught the tune; really knowing it takes a little longer …

this tune is on michael mc goldricks cd morning rory as lavery’s no 2
veyr nice tune anyhow

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Oops!, I goofed ~ #3 should have read #4658:

Key signature: D Major
Submitted on July 2nd 2005 by Stewart.
http://www.thesession.org/tunes/4658

It’s too late for this. While tune #4531 is another "Mulhaire’s", it’s a different melody attributed to the same person. The triplicates are all, as Mulhaire named them:

"The Old Thatched House"…

Mulhaire’s in G

I found Mulhaire’s in another key, the key of G major, in the Fiddler’s Fancy instruction book. It starts on B before middle C, instead of the F above middle C. I like this version better. I just love the low notes. Here it is, if anyone wants it:
Mulhaire’s
Key: G

|:DC|B2,DB, G,B,DB,|C2EC G,CEG|FADF ADFD|GFGA BADC|
|B2,DB G,B3,|CE3 GE3|DFAB cAFG|AGGF G2:|
|:Bc|d2BG dGBG|dGBG AGDG|AGAB cBcd|eA(3AAA eAce|
|d2BG dGBG|dGBG AGED|B,A,B,D CEGE|DB,CA,G,2:|

In our session, that 3rd bar gets played like this |cAec AecA|.

Mulhaire’s — as played by Mulhaire

Here’s a setting from Martin Mulhaire’s own playing, from track 3 of the recording Warming Up with Martin Mulhaire, Séamus Connolly And Jack Coen…

http://thesession.org/recordings/386

X:1
T:Mulhaire’s
S: Martin Mulhaire, Warming Up
R:reel
Z: fidkid
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:D
AdAF DFAF | G2 BG DGBd | cAeA ceAc | dcde fdAG|
AdAF DFAF | GB ~B2 dB ~B2 | Ae ~e2 gece |1 ~e2 ce dBAG :|2 ~e2 ce defg ||
|:a2 (3fed ad ~d2 | adfd edBd | edef gfga | bee^d efgb |
a2 (3fed ad ~d2 | Adfd edBA | FA ~A2 GBdB |1 AFGE D4:|2 AFGE D2 FG ||

Mulhaires

Good tune for fleadh