McFadden’s Own reel

There are 7 recordings of this tune.

McFadden’s Own appears in 2 other tune collections.

McFadden’s Own has been added to 5 tune sets.

McFadden's Own has been added to 15 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: McFadden's Own
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F2 EDEA, A,A,|1 DFAF DFdB|AGFD EFGA|B2 AGFD D2:|2 DFAF G3 B|AGFD EFGA|B2 AGFD D2|
dAFA d2 fe|dAFA BE E2|dAFA dgfe|dABG FD D2|
d2 dc df ed|(3dcB cA BE E2|dcBc dbaf|dBAG FAdA||
2
X: 2
T: McFadden's Own
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F2ED EA,3|DFAc dBAG|F2ED EA,3|BdAG FDDE|
F2ED EA,3|DFAF DGBG|AGFD EA,3|BdAG FD3||
dAFA d2fe|dAFA GE3|dAFA d2fe|dABG FDD2|
d2dc defe|d2cA BE3|dcBc dbaf|dBAG FADE||
3
X: 3
T: McFadden's Own
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F2ED EA,3|:DFAF DFdB|AGFD EFGA|BdAG FDDE|
F2ED EA,3|DFAF DFdB|AGFD EFGA|BdAG FDD2||
dAFA defe|dBBA BE3|dAFA dgfe|dABG FDD2|
d2dc defe|dBBA BE3|dcBc dbaf|dBAG F2dB||AGFD EA,3:|
4
X: 4
T: McFadden's Own
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B3G AcBA|GBdB ce3|dcBG ABcd|e2dc BGGA|
B3G AD3|GBdB ce3|dcBG ABcd|e2dc BGBd||
gdBd gbba|g2fd eAAf|gdBd gbba|gedc BGG2|
GABc dbba|gefd eAA2|gfef gedB|gedB AGG2||

Six comments

About X:1

@ Mr G. Cunningham, what is your source ?

McFadden’s Own

This appears, as said in "Bank of Turf" liner notes (Tommy Fitzharris & Donal McCague), in O’Neill’s Dance Music of Ireland as no 558

McFadden’s Own, X:3

S: played in Eb, Tommy Fitzharris & Donal McCague "Bank of Turf" track 2
Tommy Fitzharris & Donal McCague don’t play the 1st bar when they go back to the 1st part. They rather use a pattern already played the first time, end of 2nd bar : dB | AGFD E. It explains the rather unusual way to write the reprise…

McFadden’s Own, X:4

S:played in Eb 03:31 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8uVsNnIH_k (Riches of Clare)

As this setting is played in Eb in the above source, I decided to transpose it to G, as I already have posted another one in D. I don’t know if this tune is played in sessions using that key, but "historically" it must rather be played in D as witnessed in the O’Neill’s Dance Music of Ireland.

Re: McFadden’s Own

@Didier – I think they are tuned up a semitone, so they are fingering the tune as if in D . Fred Finn’s, which comes before it – whic sounds in C# – is played using C fingering.