Tune For Mairead & Anna Ni Mhaonaigh reel

Also known as Tune For Mairead And Anna Ni Mhaonaigh.

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

Tune For Mairead & Anna Ni Mhaonaigh has been added to 9 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Tune For Mairead & Anna Ni Mhaonaigh
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
A2 G2 F3 D | D3 F D2 C2 | B2 AG- G2 FG | E3 E E3 D | ^C3 E A2 E2 |
F2 ED D3 D | D3 D E3 E | F2 F2 c2 B2 | A2 GF A2 G>F | F6 z2 :|
c2 B2 A2 G2 | _e2 d2 B3 B | G3 G c2 Gc | B2 AG A2 F2 |
D2 F2 EFGE | F3 F c2 B2 | A2 GF A2 G>F | F6 z2 :|
X: 2
T: Tune For Mairead & Anna Ni Mhaonaigh
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B2 A2 G3 E | E3 G E2 D2 | c2 BA- A2 GA | F3 F F3 E | ^D3 F B2 F2 |
G2 FE E3 E | E3 E F3 F | G2 G2 d2 c2 | B2 AG B2 A>G | G6 z2 :|
d2 c2 B2 A2 | =f2 e2 c3 c | A3 A d2 Ad | c2 BA B2 G2 |
E2 G2 FGAF | G3 G d2 c2 | B2 AG B2 A>G | G6 z2 :|
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Five comments

Tune For Mairead & Anna Ni Mhaonaigh

Yesterday Martha Legere made a wish to find the music for this beautiful Liz Carroll slow air, so here it is. This is notated from Liz’s self-titled album from 1993. She plays a couple of variations on the repeats:

A part, bar 5: | ^CA,CE A2 E2 |
B part, bars 1 and 2: | GcBF EAGD | _eBdA B3 B |

It really has got ten bars in the A part, but boy, she’s done it again, and I just love this tune!

Liz Carroll Tune

Many thanks to Nigel. I tried to learn it by ear but didn’t have it right. Good one for our group to learn. Again, thanks.

Dáithí Sproule composed this tune

Dáithí Sproule composed this tune, presumably as a tribute to fellow members of Altan.
The comments above suggest that it might be by Liz Carroll. That’s definitely in error.

A lovely tune , indeed.

Tune For Mairead & Anna Ni Mhaonaigh

That would be my fault - I made an assumption that it was a Liz Carroll tune. Sorry for misleading you.

Dáithí ‘s tale of the tune

We heard this played by Altan (with Dáithí on guitar) in Ohio a few weeks ago, where he told the tale of composing the tune. The occasion was a birthday party for his neices Mairead and Anna. He told us he had no gift to bring, and decided to write a tune for the young women; but he was very shy about playing it at the party.

Fortunately, there was enough beer available to allow us to have this sweet tune!