Eddie Moloney’s reel

Also known as Tommy Whelan’s #6.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Eddie Moloney's has been added to 15 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Eddie Moloney's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:dF~F2 ~A3B|defd egfe|dF~F2 ~A3d|BE~E2 GABc:|
d2dF A2FA|defd egfe|d2dF A2FA|BE~E2 GABc|
d2dF ADFA|defd ~e3f|dedB A2FA|Be~e2 gefe||
2
X: 2
T: Eddie Moloney's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dF F2 A3B|defd egfe|dF F2 A3d|BE E2 GABc|
dD D2 A3B|defd egfe|dF F2 A3F|BE E2 GABc||
d2dF A2FA|defd egfe|dF F2 A3F|BE E2 GABc|
d2dF ADFA|defd e3f|dedB A2FA|Be e2 gefe||
# Added by JACKB .
3
X: 3
T: Eddie Moloney's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:dFF2 ~A2FA|dff2 egfe|dFF2 ~A3d|BEE2 GABc:|
|:dzdF ~A2Bc|defd egfe|dedF ~A3d|BEE2 GABc:|
# Added by Nico .

Seven comments

Eddie Moloney’s

This is the last of Eddie Moloney’s reels on Frankie Gavin’s flute album "Croch Suas E": https://thesession.org/recordings/945 Eddie Moloney was a legendary flute player from East Galway, who popularised Devaney’s Goat and his version of Mama’s Pet.

The first one of Eddie Moloney’s reels on F. Gavin’s album is, in fact, Devaney’s Goat, and the second a version of Humours of Westport, which was posted as the Birmingham Reel on this site: https://thesession.org/tunes/1771

A friend of mine recently reminded me of this little tune at his place. A couple of years ago, I had the privilege of listening to Catherine McEvoy and her daughter play the set in the Cobblestone.

I have that recording and have always wondered about this tune. Both the A and B part just sound like variations of each other which is difficult in a session scenario I would assume. Still a nice little number though.

Tommy Whelan’s #6

Transcribed from Eddie Moloney - Master Musician, disc 1, track 25, where’s it’s called Tommy Whelan’s #6 - it’s a really simple tune, with just subtle differences between the A and B parts.

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Re: Tommy Whelan’s

Thanks! I did try finding it before posting, but anyway, I’m glad it’s here. Maybe Jeremy can merge these.

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