The Reel Of Mullinavat reel

Also known as Cor Mhuilleann An Bhata, Mullinavat, The Mullinavat, Mullinivat, The Reel Of Mullanavat, Reel Of Mullinvat.

There are 49 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Tom Ward’s Downfall (lots of times), The Pigeon On The Gate (a few times) and Tie The Ribbons (a few times).

The Reel Of Mullinavat has been added to 169 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: The Reel Of Mullinavat
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
f|gfed B3A|~G3B EDB,D|GE~E2 G2Bd|eBBA Bdef|
g2fg edBA|~G3B EDB,D|GE~E2 G3A|Beed e3f||
gBfB edBA|GABG EDB,D|GE~E2 G2Bd|eBBA Bdef|
g2fg edBA|~G3B EDB,D|GE~E2 G3A|Beed e3f|
|:gB~B2 gabg|afde faaf|gB~B2 gabg|afdf e3f|
g2gf gbag|fdd2 fa~a2|b2af gfed|Bgfg e3f:|
X: 2
T: The Reel Of Mullinavat
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:ef| (3gfe fd edBA | GBAF GFED | GE E2 G3A | Be e2 (3Bcd ef |
(3gfe fd edBA | GBAF GFED | GE E2 G3A | Bgfg e3 :||
|:f| gdBd g3b | afde fa a2 | gB B2 g3b | afdf e3f |
gdBd g3b | afde fa a2 | (3bag af gfed | Bgfg e3 :||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 3
T: The Reel Of Mullinavat
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
ef|gfed BAGF|GBAG ~E3F|GEB,E GABd|eB{d}BA B2ef|
gfed edBc|BAGF ~E2EF|G2GF GABA |(3Bcd ed e2 :||
ef|geBe gabg |afdf afdf |geBe ga(3bag |afdf gee2|
geBe gabg |afde fga>z |bg (3agf gfed |Bgfd e2 ||
X: 4
T: The Reel Of Mullinavat
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:geed edBA|GBAG EDB,D|GE~E2 G2Bd|eBBA Bdef|
g2fg edBA|GBAG EDB,D|GE~E2 ~G3A|Beed e3f:|
gB~B2 gbag|afde fgaf|gB~B2 gbag|agfg e2ef|
gB~B2 gbag|afde fgaf|bgaf gfed|Bgfg e3f|
gB~B2 gbag|afde fgaf|gB~B2 gbag|agfg e2ef|
g2gf gbag|afde fgaf|bgaf gfed|Bgfg e3f||
X: 5
T: The Reel Of Mullinavat
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
ef|:gfed edBA|G3B EDBA|GEE2 G3A|Beed Bdef|
gfed edBA|G3B EDBA|GEE2 G3A|Beed e2 ef:|
|:gBB2 gabg|afde fgaf|gBB2 gabg|afdf e2ef|
gBB2 gbag|afde fga=c'|bgaf gfed|Bgfg e2ef:|

Five comments

Mullinavat

Transcripition: Gian Marco Pietrasanta (craniota)
Source: Dan Healy & Ciaran O’Raghallaigh: "The Wyndy Turn"

I wrote two times the "a" part becouse the variations in the first two bars of the second "a".

My Version

X: 1
T: Reel of Mullinavat, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Amix
|:ef| (3gfe fd edBA | GBAF GFED | GE E2 G3A | Be e2 (3Bcd ef |
(3gfe fd edBA | GBAF GFED | GE E2 G3A | Bgfg e3 :||
|:f| gdBd g3b | afde fa a2 | gB B2 g3B | afdf e3f |
gdBd g3b | afde fa a2 | (3bag af gfed | Bgfg e3 :||

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Re the reel of mullinavat.

The reel appears in Peter Cooper’s "The complete Irish fiddler". It caught my attention because my grandparents are buried there. My grandfather Pat Wallace had a good reputation as a fiddler around the area and hailed from nearby Ballyquin. I don’t know if he ever played this reel. I have had a go at it but have never seemed to commit it to memory.

Andy McGann’s Setting of The Reel of Mullinavat

This is how Andy McGann played this one.
I’ve never heard two people play this tune the same - so I just decided to stick to this setting. That c natural in the second go around of the a part is what sold me.
X: 1
T: The Reel of Mullinavat
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Emin
ef|gfed BAGF|GBAG ~E3F|GEB,E GABd|eB{d}BA B2ef|
gfed edBc|BAGF ~E2EF|G2GF GABA |(3Bcd ed e2 :||
ef|geBe gabg |afdf afdf |geBe ga(3bag |afdf gee2|
geBe gabg |afde fga>z |bg (3agf gfed |Bgfd e2 ||

The Reel of Mullanavat

I’ve been struggling with this tune for a long time, partly because it’s been recorded and played in many different ways, and partly because the first two bars of it is very similar to those of Connemara Stockings: https://thesession.org/tunes/614