Denis Murphy’s reel

Also known as Murphy’s Scartaglen.

There are 17 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Merrily Kissed The Quaker (a few times) and John Ryan’s (a few times).

Denis Murphy's has been added to 9 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Denis Murphy's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D2FA dBBd | A2FD EB,~B,2 | D2FA dBBd |1 AFDF EDB,C :|2 AFDF E2D2 |
Adfd edfd | Adfd eB~B2 | Adfd edfd | AFDF E2D2 |
Adfd edfd | Adfd eB~B2 | ~g3e ~f3e | dBAF E2FE ||
X: 2
T: Denis Murphy's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D2 (3FED FAdB| A2FD EA3 | D2(3FED FAdB | AFDF EF D2 |
D2 (3FED FAdB| A2FD EB3 | D2(3FED FAdB | AFDF EF D2 |]
Adfd edfd | Adfd (3efe dB | Adfd edfd | AFDE FE3 |
Adfd edfd | Adfd eB~B2 | ~g3e ~f3e | dBAF ED (3EFG |]
A3 f edfd|A2 fd (3efe dB |A2 fd edfd|AFDE FE3 |
Adfd edfd | Adfd eB~B2 | ~g3e ~f3e | dBAF EDEF||D4|]
X: 3
T: Denis Murphy's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D2 (3FED FAdB| A2FD EA3 | D2(3FED FAdB | AFDF EFDA |
D2 (3FED FAdB| A2FD EB3 | D2(3FED FAdB | AFDF EF D2 ||
Adfd edfd | Adfd e2 dB | Adfd edfd | AFDE FE3 |
Adfd edfd | Adfd eB B2 | g3e f3e | dBAF EFDF ||
A3f edfd|A2 fd e2 dB |A3f edfd|AFDE FE3 |
Adfd edfd | Adfd eB B2 | g3e f3e | dBAF EFDA||
# Added by JACKB .

Three comments

Denis Murphy’s

This is the last tune of track 7 of Irish Times by Patrick Street https://thesession.org/recordings/786 .

It would be good if someone has another title for this, since there are already plenty of tunes here called "Denis Murphy’s". It is possible that it has already been posted under a different name, although an abc search failed bring up any matches.

Denis Murphy’s

I just played it into TunePal and it called it Murphy’s Scartaglen Reel. I looked up Scartaglen here and found it listed as P.J. MacNamara’s https://thesession.org/tunes/11180

Excellent sleuthing, Gary. It’s clearly the same tune, but a very different take on it. I’ll leave it to Jeremy to decide whether it warrants a separate submission or whether it should be added on as a setting.