McDonagh’s reel

Also known as Charlie Lennon’s, McDonaghs.

There are 47 recordings of a tune by this name.

McDonagh's has been added to 92 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: McDonagh's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
B2Ad BEED|EB,EB ~B2EB|BAFA D3E|FDFA BAFA|
B2A=c BEED|EB,EB ~B2EB|BAGF GABc|dBAG FDFA:|
|:d2ef gfed|fB~B2 fB~B2|d2ef gfed|ceae ceae|
d2ef gfed|fB~B2 fB~B2|~a2ge fdec|dBAG FDFA:|
ABC
X: 2
T: McDonagh's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|B2 A=c BE (3EEE|GEBE dEBE|BAFA B~E3|DFAF BAFA|
|B2 A=c BE (3EEE|GEBE dEBE|BAGF GABc|dBAG FDDA:||
|:d2 ef gfed|~B3 f~B3|d2 ef gfed|ceae ceae|
|d2 ef gfed|f~B3 f~B3|afge fdec|dBAG FDDA:||
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ABC
X: 3
T: McDonagh's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
||:BdA=c BEED|E2BE E2BE|BAFA D3E|FDAD FDFA|
(3Bcd Ac BEED|E2BE E2BE|BAGF GABc|dBAG FDFA:||
||:d2ef gfed|fBB2 fBB2|d2ef gfed|ceae ceae|
dfef gfed|fBBA B2fg|afge fdec|dBAG FDFA:||
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Ten comments

McDonagh’s

This setting is from M

I learned this off a Boys of the Lough version, and they called it Charlie Lennon’s. We play it to kick off a set with Hunter’s Purse and the Cameronian.

Posted .

good tune! I never heard it before, and I like it. Thanks Dow!

Here’s the setting I’m more familiar with—with a strong northern feel.

T: Charlie Lennon’s
T: McDonagh’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Edor
|B2 A=c BE (3EEE|GEBE dEBE|BAFA B~E3|DFAF BAFA|
|B2 A=c BE (3EEE|GEBE dEBE|BAGF GABc|dBAG FDDA:||
|:d2 ef gfed|~B3 f~B3|d2 ef gfed|ceae ceae|
|d2 ef gfed|f~B3 f~B3|afge fdec|dBAG FDDA:||

Posted .

I have this on vinyl from a band "IONA" which contained either bulmer or sharpley of "The Music of Ireland?" session books (blue,green volumes).They also called it "Charlie Lennons". Always thought it was a damn sexy tune, but no one else knew it to hear or play it until "The Nervous Man"
Nice posting Dow - another BB tune huh?

Although I have played this tune for years, I just recognized today its similarity to "The Cup of Tea".

Note that half the sheetmusic is not my work - it’s been converted from Will’s abc.

X: 1
T: Charlie Lennon’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Dmaj
||:BdA=c BEED|E2BE E2BE|BAFA D3E|FDAD FDFA|
(3Bcd Ac BEED|E2BE E2BE|BAGF GABc|dBAG FDFA:||
||:d2ef gfed|fBB2 fBB2|d2ef gfed|ceae ceae|
dfef gfed|fBBA B2fg|afge fdec|dBAG FDFA:||

Molloy

Quite amazing that no -one has mentioned that this is the 2nd "McDonagh’s" reel played by Matt Molloy on his first solo recording. The McDonaghs are almost certainly the musical brothers from Co.Roscommon.

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